Memoirs of Sir Isaac Newton’s life, by William Stukeley Spread 6

Memoirs of Sir Isaac Newton’s life, by William Stukeley Spread 6 versoMemoirs of Sir Isaac Newton’s life, by William Stukeley Spread 6 recto
p. 12 & 13

Allegorical portrait of Isaac Newton by William Stukeley.

Newton’s face is shown in profile, in the style of a medallion and supported by a multi-breasted female figure. The constellation of Ursa Major (The plough) appears on the globe beneath with two comets and their orbits drawn above. The portrait is almost certainly from life and dates from around 1726.