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A design for a monument to Newton


RCIN 907124

Sir Isaac Newton's treatises on science and mathematics were of great interest across Europe, including to Smith and his circle. After Newton's death in 1727, Sebastiano made this speculative (and unexecuted) design for a monument in his honour, with his bust resting on a sarcophagus supported by Time and flanked by personifications, of History or Fame, and Science or Astronomy.

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