Portrait of Henry Oldenburg John Bradley
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Portrait of Henry Oldenburg
Half-length portrait of Henry Oldenburg, turned slightly to the right [as viewed], looking directly out at the viewer. His body is sketchily drawn, his face is filled in with watercolour. Copy of the Royal Society’s portrait of Oldeburg by John van Cleve.
Inscribed below: ‘Henry Oldenburg
First Secretary of the Royal Society…
Copied from the Original Portrait belonging to the Royal Society in Somerset House
by John Bradley […]’
Painting from MS/648/3, Collectanea Newtoniana. A collection of prints and original artworks relating to Sir Isaac Newton, compiled and arranged by Charles Turnor, 1837.
Henry Oldenburg (c.1617-1677), German scientific correspondent and secretary of the Royal Society, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1663.
- Image reference: RS-19505
- ©The Royal Society
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