A late 18th century terracotta portrait bust of Sir Isaac Newton after Rysbrack

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Object Description

A good late 18th 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.

Object Literature

Milo Keynes, ‘The Iconography of Isaac Newton to 1800’, 2005
Katherine Eustace, ‘Michael Rysbrack, Sculptor 1694-1770’, 1982

Object Condition

Restored

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