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1689 Sir Isaac Newton portrait young Featured Sir Godfrey Kneller Print

1689 Sir Isaac Newton portrait young

Sir Isaac Newton ( 4 January 1643 -31 March 1727). English physicist and mathematician. 18th Century Mezzotint portrait after the painting by Sir Godfrey Kneller 1689, with later colouring. It shows Newton in his prime and is the earliest of the portraits. Newton is famous for his laws of motion and gravitation and remains one of the greatest scientists of all time. His opus magnus was his "Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica". Other pursuits included optical physics, alchemy, religious and occult investigation, and preventing forgery while superintendant of the Royal Mint. He was widely viewed as an eccentric genius, but his human remains indicated mercury poisoning from his alchemy may have contributed to his instability. This version retains yellow age toning of original and is in the possession of the photographer

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Sir Godfrey Kneller, illustration from '75 Portraits Of Celebrated Painters From Featured Sir Godfrey Kneller Print

Sir Godfrey Kneller, illustration from '75 Portraits Of Celebrated Painters From

KW285429 Sir Godfrey Kneller, illustration from '75 Portraits Of Celebrated Painters From Authentic Originals', published in London, 1817 (engraving) by Girtin, James (c.1780-after 1820) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Kneller (1646-1723) German born artist who worked in England;); Ken Welsh; British, out of copyright

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John Dryden, English poet and playwright Featured Sir Godfrey Kneller Print

John Dryden, English poet and playwright

John Dryden (1631-1700), English poet and playwright. Dryden was born in Northamptonshire, the eldest of 14 children. In 1644 he went to Westminster School where he received a classical education. In 1650 he went up to Trinity College, Cambridge and graduated in 1654. He then moved to London and shortly after the death of Cromwell published his first major poem, Heroique Stanzas. He was soon established as the leading poet and playwright of the Restoration era. He excelled in Restoration Comedy, his best known being Marriage a la Mode. His poetry established the use of the heroic couplet, influential to writers such as Pope, and he made translations of Virgil, Homer and Ovid. In 1668 he was made Poet laureate. This engraving by Jacobous Houbraken, based on a portrait by Sir Godfrey Kneller, is from Birch's 'The Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain' published in 1752

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