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Newton and His Portraits

Nature volume 155, page 116 (27 January 1945) | Download Citation



I WRITE with reference to the note in Nature of January 13, on portraits of Newton. We have in this College a portrait of Newton painted by Henry Cooke in 1669, the year in which he became Lucasian professor. Newton was a benefactor of St. Catharine's College, lending money to erect the new buildings at that period, a loan which he later made a gift. We have no record of the circumstances in which the portrait was painted, but it shows him as a young man in a red gown with the open neck typical of his later portrait by Kneller.

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  1. (Bursar.) St. Catharine's College, Cambridge.

    • J. H. HUTTON


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