Portrait of Galileo Galilei Francesco Allegrini
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Portrait of Galileo Galilei
Head and shoulders portrait of Galileo Galilei, turned to the left [as viewed], looking directly out at the viewer. With a dark robe and white necktie, holding a telescope. From a portrait in the collections of the National Maritime Museum, Royal Museums Greenwich.
Inscribed below: ‘Il divino Galileo di Vincenzio Galilei
patrizio fior. filos. e matem.
di Ferdinando II G.D. di Toscana.
Nato il dì XVIII febb. MDLXIV morto il dì VIII genn. MDCXLII.
Alla profonda dottrina, ed universal’ erudizione dell’ illmo. sigre.
Dottore Tommaso Perelli astronomo e matematico celeberrimo
preso da un quadro in tela di Giusto Subtermans app[ress]o l’illmo. Sigre. Gio. Batt[ist]a Nelli.
Giuseppe Zocchi del. Fran. Allegrini inci. 1762.’
Engraving from MS/648/6 Collectanea Newtoniana. A collection of prints and original artworks relating to Sir Isaac Newton, compiled and arranged by Charles Turnor, 1837.
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), Italian astronomer and physicist, was not a Fellow of the Royal Society.
- Image reference: RS-19579
- ©The Royal Society
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