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A maquette of a full-length figure of Sir Isaac Newton, standing with his left foot forward and head inclined to the left as viewed. He wears robes over a doublet, neckbands and square-toed shoes with buckles. He holds a paper in left hand with a figure taken from his 'Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica', showing elliptical motion. The work is a reduced copy of the bronze sculpture at St Peter's Hill, Grantham, Lincolnshire, 1859.

The Royal Society



Isaac Newton (1642–1727)






H 46.8 x W 18.2 x D 15.7 cm

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presented by Thomas Winter, 1858

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