Sir Isaac Newton with fluffy and curly hair

A portrait of Sir Isaac Newton with unusually handsome hair. This is a mezzotint by engraver James McArdell, after Enoch Seeman. Isaac Newton was born in 1643 and was 84 years old when he died in 1727.

This image is now in the collections of the U.S. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. (For reference, the digital ID is cph 3a52071.)

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