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.
mezzotint, circa 1700-1725.
13 7/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (352 mm x 252 mm) paper size.
David le Marchand (1674 - 1726).
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
National Maritime Museum Greenwich.
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
The Monument to Isaac Neton
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.
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.
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.