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This object is eligible for a Certificate of BADA Provenance

A good late 18th century, early 19th century terracotta portrait bust of Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) after John Michael Rysbrack (1694-1770). Circa 1800. (Restored)

The current bust is a copy of Rysbrack‘s Portland stone portrait bust of Newton in the Temple of British Worthies at Stowe, 1735. The material used is ball clay, a fine clay from the south west of England which explains the pale colour of the terracotta.

Bibliography:

Milo Keynes, ‘The Iconography of Isaac Newton to 1800’, 2005

Katherine Eustace, ‘Michael Rysbrack, Sculptor 1694-1770’, 1982

 

Dimensions

Height: 53.5cms x Width: 51cms x Depth: 24cms

Stock number

4051