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Sir Isaac Newton

5 of 45 portraits of Sir Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton, by Edward Hodges Baily, after  Louis Francois Roubiliac, 1828 (1751) - NPG 995 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Isaac Newton

by Edward Hodges Baily, after Louis Francois Roubiliac
marble bust, 1828 (1751)
28 in. (711 mm) high
Transferred from Tate Gallery, 1957
Primary Collection
NPG 995


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  • Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727), Mathematical scientist. Sitter associated with 45 portraits.

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  • Edward Hodges Baily (1788-1867), Sculptor and designer and modeller of silver. Artist associated with 16 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
  • Louis Francois Roubiliac (1702-1762), Sculptor. Artist associated with 13 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.

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This commemorative bust is a copy of an eighteenth-century sculpture. It was commissioned, along with a similar bust of the writer Samuel Johnson, by the collector Robert Vernon, who left them to the nation in 1845.

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