12 clockwise: 1943.1660.1 Center: 1943.1660.2 3 clockwise: 1943.1660.3 6 clockwise: 1943.1660.4 9 clockwise: 1943.1660.5 Photo © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.1660.3
People
James Tassie, British, English (Pollokshaws, Scotland 1735 - 1799 London, England)
William Tassie, British (London, England 1777 - 1860 London, England)
Title
Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727)
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
relief, sculpture
Date
18th century
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/146208
Physical Descriptions
Medium
White glass paste
Dimensions
sight: 3.1 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm (1 1/4 x 1 x 9/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: around head, relief, Latin: CERTA HAUD INCERTIS EFFULGENT SIDERA NAUTIS / [four letters, illeg.]
Provenance
Grenville L. Winthrop, New York, NY; his bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.1660.3
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Newton in left profile.
Publication History

Old Wedgwood from the Bequest of Grenville Lindall Winthrop, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1944), no. 96

Exhibition History

Old Wedgwood from the Bequest of Grenville Lindall Winthrop, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 06/04/1944 - 09/03/1944

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