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    Portraits of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Isaac Newton and Samuel Clarke

    19th century
    Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727, British) , Natural philosopher
    Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz (1646 - 1716, German) , Natural philosopher
    Samuel Clarke (1675 - 1729, British) , Theologian
    Object type
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    height (print): 134mm
    width (print): 81mm
    Head and shoulder portraits of three philosophers, all oval: Leibnitz (top), Newton (left), Clarke (right). Set against a panelled wall with drapery and books. Inscribed above the appropriate images: "G.Wil.von Leibnitz", "Isaacus Newton" and "Sam: Clark".
    Object history
    From "Collectanea Newtoniana", by Charles Turnor, 1837. Collected prints, original artwork and manuscripts relating to Sir Isaac Newton.

    Volume 1 contains portraits of Sir Isaac Newton, notably watercolour copies of several contemporary works. Also, paintings of houses and objects associated with Newton, with genealogical information and biography. Title page: "Collectanea Newtoniana. Being a selection of the most authentic engraved portraits of Sir Isaac Newton Knt., and other eminent Philosophers Mathematicians and Distinguished Men who were connected with, or whose pursuits bore an affinity to those of that illustrious person from the time of Copernicus to the Death of Newton accompanied with a Memoir of each. Collected arranged and compiled by Charles Turnor F.R.A.S. & F.S.A. Predendary of Lincoln. AD MDCCCXXXVII." Collection and supporting text is presented on leaves with decorative borders. Beneath the title page of volume 1 "Arms painted by Thos Dowse, 39 Upper Charlotte St. Fitzroy Square". There is a dedication page [p.4] addressed to the Royal Society and presenting the volumes.
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