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Identification and Creation

Object Number
1943.1384
People
James Tassie, British, English (Pollokshaws, Scotland 1735 - 1799 London, England)
Title
Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727)
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture, relief
Date
18th century
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/229647

Physical Descriptions

Medium
White glass paste on black background
Dimensions
2.7 cm. diam. x 2 cm depth (1 1/16 x 13/16 in.) (sight)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • gallery label: verso, paper and black ink, printed and handwritten: [printed:] F. RATHBONE / 20 Alfred Place West, / South Kensington, / LONDON, S.W. / [handwritten:] Sir Isaac Newton / 1785 / [inventor?] / by James Tassie
  • label: verso, black ink, paper: 2

Provenance

Recorded Ownership History
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
1943.1384
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu