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Reference numberMS/648/1/95
LevelItem
TitlePortrait of Sir Isaac Newton, by John Faber the younger (1684-1756), after John Vanderbank (1694-1739)
Date1727
DescriptionThree-quarter length portrait of the 84-year old Newton, seated in a high-backed chair, looking away from a book held upon his knee in a reading position. Inscribed: "Isaacus Newton Equs. Obijt 20 Mar: 1726/27 Aetatis Suae 85. J Vanderbank pinx Ano. 1726. Pro MARTINO FOLKES Armo. Cui hanc Tabulam D.D. J.Faber." From an original portrait at the Royal Society.
Keynes, XV-1.
Extent1 print
Physical descriptionMezzotint, on paper
Dimensions248x254mm.
Access statusOpen
Administrative historyCollected by Charles Turnor
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