|Title||Profile portrait of Sir Isaac Newton, by George Bickham, Senior (1684-1769) |
|Description||Medallion bust of Newton in profile facing the viewer's right. The head is encircled by the motto: "PRAECLARISSIMUS. ISAACUS. NEWTON. EQUES."The medallion in within a starry firmament with allegorical figures top and bottom. One putto holds a scroll bearing the legend: "Ecce Philosophorum Princeps". A figure carrying scales points to a solar system below the portrait. Inscribed below "Sold by I. King at the Globe in the Poultry."|
Verses below read:
"See the great Newton, He who first Survey'd
The Plan, by which the Universe was made;
Saw Natures Simple, yet Stupendous hours
And prov'd the Effects tho' not explain'd the Cause.
O wondrous Man! in whom the heavenly Mind
Shines forth distinguish'd, and above Mankind:
Whilst here on Earth, how humble, wise and good!
In Heav'n a Star of the first Magnitude!"
Variant on Keynes, LV. Keynes notes the print sold by Bickham and others, but not by King.
|Physical description||Engraving, on paper |
|Copyright||The Royal Society|
|Administrative history||Collected by Charles Turnor|
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA2870||Turnor; Charles (1768 - 1853)||1768 - 1853|