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    Portrait of Isaac Newton

    Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727, British) , Natural philosopher
    George Vertue (1684 - 1756, British) , Printmaker
    John Vanderbank (1694 - 1739, British) , Painter
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    height (print): 247mm
    width (print): 161mm
    Three-quarter length portrait of the 84-year old Newton, seated in a high-backed chair, a pillar to the right. Dressed in a coat, white shirt and neck cloth. "ISAACUS NEWTON EQ. AUR. AET.83. I. Vanderbank pinxit 1725 Geo Vertue Sculpsit 1726". From an original portrait at the Royal Society.

    Sir Isaac Newton was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1672, he served as its President from 1703 to 1727.
    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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