image Dee J, IM006210
Image number: RS.17194
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of John Dee

Date

1725

Sitter

John Dee (1527-1608, British), Natural philosopher

Creator

Unknown, Artist

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

v6 p207

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (Plate): 132mm
width (Plate): 125mm

Subject

Description

Portrait of John Dee by an unknown engraver. Framed with coloured slips of decorative pattern.

John Dee (1527-1608/9) was a mathematician, astronomer and astrologer. He also served as an advisor to Queen Elizabeth I. Most of his research was into esoteric philosophy, including his angelic communications, later published by Méric Casaubon.

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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