'THE BIRTH PLACE OF SIR ISAAC NEWTON WOLSTHORPE' by T. Dugdale c.1840s
A charming mid 19th century miniature engraving of Woolsthorpe Manor, near Grantham, Lincolnshire which appeared in Thomas Dugdale's Curiosities of Great Britain. England & Wales Delineated (London c.1835-1860).
It was whilst staying at Woolsthorpe in 1665 that Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) carried out some of his most important experiments, most notably on light and optics. It is also generally accepted that it was here that he witnessed the apple falling from the tree thus inspiring him to develop his law of universal gravitation.
- This is an original steel plate engraving with later hand colour
- Printed area is approximately 10cms by 8.5cms.
- The engraving is in very good condition with decent margins. Click on image for a better view.
- The item comes displayed in a ready to frame acid free mount.
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- Guaranteed to be over 150 years old.