'Sir Isaac Newton', ivory portrait

'Sir Isaac Newton', ivory portrait

'Sir Isaac Newton'
Ivory portrait
Probably by Gaspar van der Hagen (active 1747-died 1769)
England (London)
About 1750
Ivory
Museum no. A.22-1938
Given by Dr W.L. Hildburgh FSA

The artist was born in the Netherlands but worked in London, in the workshop of Michael Rysbrack. This portrait of Newton was one of a series of British 'worthies', some of them based on full-sized busts by Rysbrack himself.