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Reference numberMS/648/1/51
LevelItem
TitlePortrait of Sir Isaac Newton, by George Perfect Harding (1779/1780-1853), after David le Marchand (1674-1726)
Date1838
DescriptionHead and shoulders painting of Newton, from a sculpture at the Royal Society. Inscribed in ink "ISAACUS NEWTON. EQUES AURATUS. Anno Aetatis suae 79. Regae Societas PRAESES Anoo Domni. 1721." Newton's coat of arms, bearing crossed bones, appears at the centre of this inscription. Signed lower left "G.P.Harding". Inscribed lower right in pencil: "facsimile copy of le Marchand's original in R.S.collection."
Extent1 painting
Physical descriptionInk wash on paper
Dimensions375x297mm.
Access statusOpen
Administrative historyCollected by Charles Turnor
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