'The Sharp Family', 1779-1781, (1942). Creator: Johan Zoffany
'The Sharp Family', 1779-1781, (1942). Portrait of the musical and aptly named Sharps aboard their sailing barge 'Apollo' on the River Thames at Fulham in London: Mary Lloyd-Baker (nee Sharp), Elizabeth Prowse (nee Sharp), Ann Jemima Sharp, Catherine Sharp (nee Barwick), Catherine Sharp (nee Lodge), Frances Sharp, Granville Sharp, James Sharp, John Sharp, Judith Sharp, Mary Sharp (nee Dering), William Sharp, surgeon to George III. From "English Music', by W. J. Turner. [Collins, London, 1942]
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'Sir Isaac Newton', 1774. Artist: William Sharp
'Sir Isaac Newton', 1774. Isaac Newton (1642-1727), English mathematician, astronomer and physicist. Newton's discoveries were prolific and exerted a huge influence on science and thought. His theories of gravity and his three laws of motion were outlined in his greatest work, Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, (1687) and he is credited with discovering differential calculus. He also formulated theories regarding optics and the nature of light that led to him building the first reflecting telescope. Knighted by Queen Anne in 1705, Newton is buried in Westminster Abbey, London. A plate from The Copper-Plate Magazine or A Monthly Treasure, London, 1774.
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