Reference numberS/0047
TitleDeath mask of Newton, Sir Isaac
DescriptionWax death mask
Dimensions8 ins high
NotesNewton display case
Access statusOpen
ProvenanceFormerly belonged to Louis-Francois Roubiliac, sculpter, from the cast taken after Newton's death, and was purchased and presented to the Society in 1839 by Samuel Hunter Christie FRS. Information taken from " History of the Royal Society" by C R Weld, 1848, Volume IV, pages 446/7
See also Printed Council Minutes, meeting of 15 January 1857, page 379, where the report by Richard Wesmacott is given of the Condition of the mask and the inadvisability of taking copies.
CopiesDigital tiff
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8414Newton; Sir; Isaac (1642 - 1727); natural philosopher and mathematician1642 - 1727
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