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    Apple tree at Woolsthorpe Manor

    Date
    ca.1840
    Creator
    George Rowe (1796 - 1864, British) , Artist
    After
    Thomas Howison (British)
    Object type
    Archive reference number
    Material
    Dimensions
    height (drawing): 180mm
    width (drawing): 241mm
    Subject
    Biology
       > Botany
    Description
    The supposed Newtonian apple tree re-growing from a fallen trunk, detail from landscape view of Sir Isaac Newton's birthplace in Lincolnshire. Signed lower left in pencil "G.Rowe Del." Inscribed verso in ink [by Charles Turnor]: "N.W. view of the Manor House at Woolsthorpe drawn by G.Rowe, Cheltenham from the original Picture in my possession by Thos. Howison".
    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.
    Associated place
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          > United Kingdom
    Credit
    © The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.9417
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