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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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D3725

Sir Isaac Newton

by James Macardell, after Enoch Seeman
mezzotint, 1760
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D20304

Sir Isaac Newton

by James Macardell, after Enoch Seeman
mezzotint, 1760
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D30978

Sir Isaac Newton

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
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D27323

Sir Isaac Newton

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, late 18th century
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D27326

Sir Isaac Newton

after John Vanderbank
stipple and line engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
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D7042

Sir Isaac Newton

by Unknown artist
half-penny, 1793
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D7045

Sir Isaac Newton

by Unknown artist
half-penny, 1793
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D20106

Sir Isaac Newton

by and published by Burnet Reading, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, published January 1799
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D27328

Sir Isaac Newton

by William Holl Sr, or by William Holl Jr, after John Vanderbank
stipple engraving, early 19th century
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D27327

Sir Isaac Newton

by John Romney, after John Vanderbank
line engraving, published 1817
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D27325

Sir Isaac Newton

by Edward A. Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, published 1821
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D38741

Sir Isaac Newton

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

Sir Isaac Newton

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, (1702)
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D42883

Sir Isaac Newton

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, (1702)
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D13924

Sir Isaac Newton

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, (1702)
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D10586

Sir Isaac Newton

by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1712
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D19803

Sir Isaac Newton

by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1712 (1702)
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D19005

Sir Isaac Newton

by John Faber Jr, published by Martin Folkes, after John Vanderbank
mezzotint, (1726)
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D19088

Sir Isaac Newton

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