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Isaac Barrow (1630-1677), Master of Trinity College, Cambridge

Sitter associated with 12 portraits
Isaac Barrow was a mathematician and classical scholar, recognised today for his role in the development of modern calculus. During the 1650s Barrow wrote several concise Latin editions of the Greek mathematicians, utilising symbols for brevity. A Royalist at the time of the civil war, he travelled abroad from 1655 to 1659. The Restoration enabled him to take up various academic posts and in 1663 he was selected as the first occupant of the Lucasian Chair of Mathematics at Cambridge, where he was instrumental in institutionalising the study of mathematics. In 1669 he resigned in favour of his pupil, Isaac Newton. He was made Master of Trinity College in 1673, a post he held until his death.

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Unknown man, formerly known as Isaac Barrow

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 1660
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1876

Isaac Barrow

by David Loggan
plumbago on vellum, 1676
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Isaac Barrow

by David Loggan
line engraving, published 1678
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Isaac Barrow

by David Loggan
line engraving, published 1678
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Isaac Barrow

by David Loggan, published by Jacob Tonson I, and D. Midwinter, and R. Knaplock, and W. Taylor, and I. Round
engraving, circa 1678-1683
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D29611

Isaac Barrow

by David Loggan, published by Brabazon Aylmer
line engraving, published 1683
NPG D29611

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Isaac Barrow

by David Loggan, published by Brabazon Aylmer
line engraving, published 1683
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Isaac Barrow

by David Loggan
engraving, 1683
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D29614

Isaac Barrow

by Benjamin Holl
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D29614

D29613

Isaac Barrow

by Richard Earlom, after David Loggan, published by Samuel Woodburn
mezzotint, published 1811
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Isaac Barrow

by Richard Earlom, after David Loggan
mezzotint, published 1811
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Isaac Barrow

by Richard Earlom, after David Loggan
mezzotint, published 1811
NPG D651