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Portrait of Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727)

Inscription reads: "Sir Isaac Newton. when Bachelor of Arts in Trinity College, Cambridge. Engraved by B. Reading from a Head painted by Sir Peter Lily in the Possession of the Right Honorable Lord Viscount Cremorne."

The engraving is after a portrait of Newton done by Dutch/English baroque portrait painter Sir Peter Lily [better known as Sir Peter Lely; "lely" is the Dutch word for "lily."] (1618-1680), renowned for his Van Dyke-influenced style.


ID: 1988-00711
Newton, Isaac (Physicist, Mathematician)

Creation Jan. 1, 1799

MEDIUM: Paper; FORMAT: Print; LENGTH: 10.25 x 14.5 in.; QUANTITY: 1

Topics: History of Science

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