Sir Isaac Newton (2019.17.2)
Newton is shown in a half-length figure in an oval frame; he is seated facing left; he wears a long wig and informal dress; his shirt is open at the neck and he has a robe draping; the oval rests on a highly ornamented base; an engraving of two female figures is shown on the base, and this is surrounded by various scientific instruments. Portrait after Sir Godfrey Kneller.
Provenance Narrative Originally included in "Birch's Heads of the Illustrious Persons of Great Britain." First published in Amsterdam between 1737, this print was purchased from Grosvenor Prints, Covent Garden, London.
Place Made Netherlands, Amsterdam...