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Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727), Mathematical scientist

Sitter associated with 46 portraits
An immensely influential mathematical scientist, in one year (1665-6), when driven from Cambridge by plague, Newton formulated a series of important theories concerning light, colour, calculus and the 'universal law of gravitation'. According to tradition, he developed the latter theory after seeing an apple fall from a tree. He published Principia (1687) and the Opticks (1704), and was knighted in 1705. Newton was President of the Royal Society from 1703 until his death.

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2881

Sir Isaac Newton

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, feigned oval, 1702
On display in Room 8 at the National Portrait Gallery
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558

Sir Isaac Newton

studio of Enoch Seeman
oil on canvas, circa 1726
NPG 558

2081

Sir Isaac Newton

possibly after John Michael Rysbrack
iron cast of death-mask, after 1727
NPG 2081

995

Sir Isaac Newton

by Edward Hodges Baily, after Louis François Roubiliac
marble bust, 1828 (1751)
On display at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 995

D5719

Sir Isaac Newton

by John Simon, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, early 18th century (1702)
NPG D5719

D19639

Sir Isaac Newton

by and published by John Simon, after Sir James Thornhill
mezzotint, circa 1700-1725
NPG D19639

D30979

Sir Isaac Newton

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, (1702)
NPG D30979

D19601

Sir Isaac Newton

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, (1702)
NPG D19601

D11505

Sir Isaac Newton

by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1712 (1702)
NPG D11505

D27324

Sir Isaac Newton

by John Faber Jr, after John Vanderbank
mezzotint, (1725)
NPG D27324

D5748

Sir Isaac Newton

by John Faber Jr, after John Vanderbank
mezzotint, (1725)
NPG D5748

D27329

Sir Isaac Newton

by John Faber Jr, after John Vanderbank
mezzotint, circa 1726
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D18163

Sir Isaac Newton

by George Vertue, after John Vanderbank
engraving, 1726 (1725)
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D13121

Monument to Sir Isaac Newton in Westminster Abbey

by B. Cole, after William Kent, and after John Michael Rysbrack
line engraving, 1731 or after
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D3726

Sir Isaac Newton

by John Faber Jr, after John Michael Rysbrack
mezzotint, (circa 1733)
NPG D3726

D20152

Sir Isaac Newton

by and published by Andrew Miller, published by P. Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1744
NPG D20152

D27322

Sir Isaac Newton

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, published 1748
NPG D27322

D7655

Sir Isaac Newton

by John Goldar, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, circa 1755-1795 (1702)
NPG D7655

D3725

Sir Isaac Newton

by James Macardell, after Enoch Seeman
mezzotint, 1760
NPG D3725

D20304

Sir Isaac Newton

by James Macardell, after Enoch Seeman
mezzotint, 1760
NPG D20304

D30978

Sir Isaac Newton

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
NPG D30978

D27323

Sir Isaac Newton

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, late 18th century
NPG D27323

D27326

Sir Isaac Newton

after John Vanderbank
stipple and line engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
NPG D27326

D7042

Sir Isaac Newton

by Unknown artist
half-penny, 1793
NPG D7042

D7045

Sir Isaac Newton

by Unknown artist
half-penny, 1793
NPG D7045

D20106

Sir Isaac Newton

by and published by Burnet Reading, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, published January 1799
NPG D20106

D27328

Sir Isaac Newton

by William Holl Sr, or by William Holl Jr, after John Vanderbank
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D27328

D27327

Sir Isaac Newton

by John Romney, after John Vanderbank
line engraving, published 1817
NPG D27327

D27325

Sir Isaac Newton

by Edward A. Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, published 1821
NPG D27325

D38741

Sir Isaac Newton

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, (1702)
NPG D38741

D38742

Sir Isaac Newton

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, (1702)
NPG D38742

D13924

Sir Isaac Newton

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, (1702)
NPG D13924

D10586

Sir Isaac Newton

by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1712
NPG D10586

D19803

Sir Isaac Newton

by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1712 (1702)
NPG D19803

D19005

Sir Isaac Newton

by John Faber Jr, published by Martin Folkes, after John Vanderbank
mezzotint, (1726)
NPG D19005

D19088

Sir Isaac Newton

by George Vertue, after John Vanderbank
engraving, published 1726 (1725)
NPG D19088

D42883

Sir Isaac Newton

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, circa 1740 (1702)
NPG D42883

D38740

Sir Isaac Newton

by William Thomas Fry, published by Harding & Lepard, after William Derby, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
stipple engraving, published 1 January 1829 (1720)
NPG D38740

D38746

Sir Isaac Newton

by George E. Madeley, after Joshua (or John) Kirby Baldrey, after Louis François Roubiliac
lithograph, 1837 (1751-1755)
NPG D38746

D38745

Sir Isaac Newton

by George B. Black, printed by Day & Son, published by R.A. Grove, after Unknown artist
lithograph, published 1848
NPG D38745

D38747

Imaginary portrait of Sir Isaac Newton as a child

by Thomas Lewis Atkinson, published by Henry Graves & Co, and published by William Schaus, after Frederick Newenham
mezzotint, published 6 October 1859
NPG D38747

D38743

Sir Isaac Newton

by Thomas Oldham Barlow, published by Moore, McQueen & Co, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
etching and aquatint, published 1 January 1867 (1689)
NPG D38743

D38744

Sir Isaac Newton

by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
etching, circa 1867 (1689)
NPG D38744

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