Print: engraving, stipple, Newton with the Prism,

Made:
1809

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Print: engraving, stipple, Newton with the Prism, published 14 April 1809, by Meadows after a painting by Romney 1796. Issued by Thomas Payne. From collection of prints after Romney amassed by the Earl of Bute (split and sold 1997). Newton seated holding a prism into a broad light beam; various apparatus in foreground. Two women present, one holding glass bottle on tray, reflected light visible. Example of imaginary romanticised 18th century historicism (Newton's light splitting experiment 1666). 19.5x27cm.

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1997-1823
type:
print
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Grosvenor Prints