Portrait of Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle Ange-Laurent de La Live de Jully
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Portrait of Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle
Seated portrait of Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle, wearing a turban, a fur-trimmed robe and neck cloth. In the foreground an open book is visible and in the background an armillary sphere.
In a frame inscribed above ‘BERNARD DE FONTENELLE’ and below: ‘A MADAME
Philosophe profonde simple avec eloquence […]’
Engraving from MS/648/4, Collectanea Newtoniana. A collection of prints and original artworks relating to Sir Isaac Newton, compiled and arranged by Charles Turnor, 1837.
Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle (1657-1757), French natural philosopher, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1733.
- Image reference: RS-19522
- ©The Royal Society
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