image Kircher A, IM006212
Image number: RS.17193
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Athanasius Kircher

Date

1678

Sitter

Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680, German), Polymath

Creator

Unknown, Artist

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

v6 p195

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (page): 301mm
width (page): 187mm

Description

Engraving in an oval frame of a half-length portrait of Athanasius Kircher at the age of 76 in front of a book case, included in Georgius de Sepibus, Romani Collegii Societatis Jesu Musaeum Celeberrimum (Amsterdam: Jansson-Waesbergen, 1678).

From a set of albums known as Collectanea Newtoniana, a selection of prints, original artwork and manuscripts relating to Newton, collected by Charles Turnor (1768-1853). Turnor was an astronomer, collector and Fellow of the Royal Society. He owned Woolsthorpe Manor (Newton’s birthplace).

Related Fellows

Isaac Newton (1642-1727, British), Natural philosopher

Associated place

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