Mezzotint print of oil painting, portrait of Isaac Newton, 1712

Made:
1712 in England
maker:
Godfrey Kneller
and
Godfrey Kneller
and
engraver:
John Smith

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Print, Isaacus Newton Eq: Aur. / G. Kneller Eques pinx. ; J. Smith Fecit et ex. 1712. Mezzotint, 50x34cm, cut to platemark: 35.5x26cm, oval image: 29.4x24.8cm. After an oil by Sir Godfrey Kneller,1702, NPG or Petworth House. Portrait of Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727), HS in wig and gown, looking slightly l., in feigned oval. Isaac Newton phyicist and mathematician, key figure in scientific revolution, laid the foundation for classical mechanics and made seminal contributions to optics and calculus.

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1902-169
Materials:
mezzotint engraving and paper
Measurements:
image: 294 mm x 248 mm
platemark: 355 mm x 260 mm
type:
print
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Victoria & Albert Museum, Science Library