The entries on the portrait sculpture of Isaac Newton in this blog are intended to complement and expand on the excellent work of Milo Keynes.
see - The Iconography of Isaac Newton, Milo Keynes, Cambridge, 2005.
I apologise for the amateurishness.
Newton by Thornhill
Mezzotint of Isaac Newton
mezzotint, circa 1700-1725.
13 7/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (352 mm x 252 mm) paper size.
Possibly David le Marchand (1674 - 1726) with the Ivory bust of Isaac Newton.
by Joseph Highmore (1692 - 1780).
48 3/4 in. x 39 1/4 in. (1240 mm x 997 mm)
David Le Marchand was born in Dieppe. His family had produced painters, and probably also ivory carvers as the port was known for this craft. A Protestant, he appears to have left France after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685 and is first recorded in Edinburgh in 1696. In that year he was given permission to open a shop there and his earliest portrait, of a member of the Cromartie family, was carved in the same year.
By 1706 he was certainly in London, where he carved portraits of Queen Anne and George I, members of the Whig aristocracy, wealthy Huguenots and leading intellectuals of the early years of the eighteenth century. Although clearly successful until a few years before his death, he died in poverty six weeks after entering the French Hospital, London, at the expense of the charity.
Text British Museum Website.
Inscribed D.L.M. Sct. 1714.
British Museum bust of Isaac Newton
by David le Marchand
2. The Raper Ivory Bust of Isaac Newton
This would appear to be the missing Ivory bust of Locke above.
National Maritime Museum Greenwich.
Another version of the Roubiliac bust of Newton
Plaster cast of the Roubiliac Newton at Trinity College, Cambridge - origins obscure.
Institute of Astronomy Library.
Government Art Collection attrib. to Michael Rysbrack
After Michael Rysbrack.
Height 574mm x width 528 mm x depth 230 mm.
Recorded in Sloane Catalogue, no. 1985 (kept in the MLA Dept); 1817, removed from Mr Baber's department to over the bookcases in the Print Room (letter from J. T.Smith, 17 November 1817, P&D Dept Archive);
1847, possibly still in the Print Room as one of the 'Clays or Casts: a Large portion of them by Roubiliac' in Sir Henry Ellis's memorandum of 3 June 1847 (BM Central Archive Officers' Reports); 1881, probably still in the Print Room;(1) 1960, Dept of British and Medieval Antiquities (MLA dept record).
Life size stone bust of Isaac Newton
Design for the Monument of Isaac Newton
The Monument to Isaac Neton
Engraving of the Kent Rysbrack Monument to Isaac Newton
Terracotta Model of a reclining Isaac Newton by Michael Rysbrack
Aquatint by A. Pugin and T. Rowlandson.
The monument originally stood out against the flat front of the choir screen, but was enclosed within the present decorative arch when Edward Blore re-modelled the screen in 1834.
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Isaac Newton Bust
Smith was also well aware of the project embarked upon by the impresario and art dealer Owen McSwinny for a series of twenty-four allegorical tombs in celebration of great English men since the Revolution of 1688.
Lead Bust of Isaac Newton attributed to John Cheere.
Isaac Newton after James Thornhill
The Robert More Portrait of Isaac Newton
Sold Christie's London 9th March 2016.
Enoch Seeman (circa 1694-1744) and Studio, Portrait of Sir Isaac Newton, Kt. (1642-1727), three-quarter-length, in a white cravat and green cloak, seated at a table with a copy of The Principia and an astrological globe.
Oil on canvas, 49 7/8 x 52 in. (126.7 x 132.1 cm.). Estimate: £25,000-40,000.
This lot is offered in Linley Hall, Shropshire: Property from the Collection of the Late Sir Jasper & Lady More on 9 March 2016, at Christie’s in London.
see - The Iconography of Isaac Newton, Milo Keynes 2005.