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Sir Isaac Newton

5 of 46 portraits of Sir Isaac Newton

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

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Isaac Newton

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


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  • Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727), Mathematical scientist. Sitter associated with 46 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 François 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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