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The Royal Society's house at Crane Court




Charles John Smith (1803-1838, British), Engraver

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height (print): 208mm
width (print): 142mm


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Exterior view of the Royal Society's house with a street scene containing five characters, including two women in conversation and a boy selling fish from a basket, door-to-door. Inscribed "House occupied by the Royal Society, Crane Court, Fleet Street. C.J.Smith sculp. William Pickering, Chancery Lane." Originally published within part V of "Historical and Literary Curiosities", engraved by C.J.Smith (London, Pickering, 1837).

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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