The Iconography of Sir Isaac Newton to 1800

The Iconography of Sir Isaac Newton to 1800

Milo Keynes

Hardback
$90.00

Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

Catalogue and iconography of the extraordinary wealth of images of Sir Isaac Newton, both before and after his death.
Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) is rare among figures of the past for the number of authentic paintings, engravings and images of him which survive. He was painted by some nine different artists in the latter part of his life, and after his death both portraits and sculptures continued to proliferate, the amazing demand for representations of his image demonstrating his immense fame. This iconography, lavishly illustrated in both colour and black and white, and involving the disciplines of History of Art and History of Science, catalogues 231 icons in two sections, and is thus an invaluable guide to the images. Part I contains 122 portraits and Part II 109 sculptures, about fifty of which were produced before his death, the rest from then until 1800.

Details

February 2005
24 colour, 110 black and white illustrations
192 pages
28x24 cm
ISBN: 9781843831334
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press
BIC ACQ, 1DBK, 2AB
BISAC BIO026000
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A well-produced and fascinating resource. ASTRONOMY NOW
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