Record

Reference numberMOB/009
LevelItem
TitleDeath mask of Isaac Newton
ArtistRoubiliac, Louis-Francois
Datec.1727
DescriptionFull face death mask of Sir Isaac Newton, taken shortly after his death.
Extent1 sculpture
FormatSculpture
MaterialsWax
NotesCurrently on loan to the Science Museum - on display in the 'Science City' exhibition
Access statusOpen
ProvenanceFormerly belonged to Louis-Francois Roubiliac, sculpter, from the cast taken after Newton's death. Purchased and presented to the Society in 1839 by Samuel Hunter Christie FRS. Recorded in "History of the Royal Society" by C R Weld, 1848, Volume IV, pages 446/7.
URL descriptionDigital version available on The Royal Society Picture Library
URLhttps://pictures.royalsociety.org/image-rs-8492
https://pictures.royalsociety.org/image-rs-8493
https://pictures.royalsociety.org/image-rs-8494
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8414Newton; Sir; Isaac (1642 - 1727); natural philosopher and mathematician1642 - 1727
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