Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) natural philosopher and mathematician

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Government Art Collection

    Interpretation about this artwork is under review

  • About the artist
    Portrait painter Enoch Seeman (sometimes spelt Zeeman) was born at Danzig, Germany; the son of a Flemish painter. In 1704 he travelled with his father to London, where he lived in St Martin's Lane and practised as a portraitist. From 1717 Seeman received royal patronage. He painted a full-length portrait of George I (Middle Temple, London) and also depicted George II and other members of the royal family. An attributed work of c.1711-20 is the dual portrait of the first Duke of Marlborough and military engineer John Armstrong (Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire). Seeman died suddenly in March 1744. His son Paul Seeman painted portraits and still life and his three brothers, including Isaac Seeman (died in London, in 1751), were all painters.

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    mezzotint
  • Details
    Title
    Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) natural philosopher and mathematician
    Date
    1760
    Medium
    Mezzotint
    Acquisition
    Presented by Jean M Scroggie, April 1983
    Provenance
    Discovered by donor in book 'Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel' by Isaac Newton
    GAC number
    16171