Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue
Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727), Mathematical scientist
‘He had a very lively and piercing eye, a comely and gracious aspect. His head of hair, as white as snow, was full with no baldness. Even as an old man he retained the bloom and colour of youth and all his teeth except one’ (John Conduitt).
This extended catalogue entry is from the National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Later Stuart Portraits 1685-1714, National Portrait Gallery, 2009, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.