Death Mask of Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727)
Art / Sculpture
250 mm (Height)Order this image
Woolsthorpe Manor, Lincolnshire (Accredited Museum)
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Cast in pewter this was a gift to the house in 1985. Originally bought in 1930 at the Old Iron Shop in Eversholt Street Camden for £2.10s, it was thought to be the death mask of Kings Charles II but later found to be Isaac Newton.
Pewter, Death Mask of Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727). Pewter cast of Newton's death mask prepared by sculptor Michael Rysbrack (1694–1770) and used by him to sculpt his bust of Newton.