Portrait of Isaac Newton (1642-1727) by George Bickham the elder

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Portrait of Isaac Newton (1642-1727)
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Print size 28.0 x 35.5 cm
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20.9 x 30.5 cm
Frame: Unframed
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Portrait of Isaac Newton (1642-1727)
George Bickham the elder
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© The Royal Society


Medallion bust of Newton in profile facing the viewer's right. The head is encircled by the motto: "PRAECLARISSIMUS. ISAACUS. NEWTON. EQUES."The medallion in within a starry firmament with allegorical figures top and bottom. One putto holds a scroll bearing the legend: "Ecce Philosophorum Princeps". A figure carrying scales points to a solar system below the portrait. Inscribed below "Sold by I. King at the Globe in the Poultry." Isaac Newton was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1672, he served as its President from 1703 to 1727.

Original: engraving. 1732

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