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Portrait of Isaac Newton

Only monarchs, and perhaps a few noblemen, surpassed Newton
in the number of times they commissioned portraits of themselves.
The numerous engravings based on those paintings (this one, after
John Vanderbank’s 1725 portrait, was the frontispiece to a 1726
edition of the Principia) helped make Newton a cultural icon.
– Science, Industry and Business Library, NYPL
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