Reference numberMS/648/1/67
TitleProfile portrait of Sir Isaac Newton, by William Hoare (1707?-1792)
DescriptionMedallion-style profile portrait of Newton, with short, classically-curled hair, facing the viewer's right. The outer circle of is made of an ouroborus [a snake holding its tail in its mouth]. Behind the bust of Newton is a falling comet. Below, the text "Effigies Isaaci Newton Philosoph: Principis." Inscribed "Hoare ft. aqua forti".

Keynes, LVII-1. After Hoare's own drawing Keynes, XVII-1.
Extent1 print
Physical descriptionEtching, on paper
Access statusOpen
Administrative historyCollected by Charles Turnor
Fellows associated with this archive
NA2870Turnor; Charles (1768 - 1853)1768 - 1853
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