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Antique Sir Isaac Newton Original Oil Painting by Godfrey Kneller W/Orig Frame 1690's

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    Posted 6 years ago

    Moonstonel…
    (765 items)

    This is one of the most incredible pieces of art we own. We had it looked at and true to form its from the Era of Sir Isaac Newton and we believe he commissioned this master painter Godfrey Kneller to do a portrait. This beauty measures 2.5 feet x 2 feet wide. The frame is all hand carved and is original to Era and painting. I have not idea who Godfrey Kneller is and my mother would like to know who to contact to see if they might be interested in helping to find out. She is moving and would like an opinion....help!!!

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    1. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 6 years ago
      blunderbuss2, thank you for the loving!!!
    2. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 6 years ago
      BELLIN68, thank you for the loving xoxoxoxox
    3. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 6 years ago
      mustangtony, thank you for the loving!!!
    4. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 6 years ago
      bratjdd, thank you for the loving!!!
    5. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 6 years ago
      officialfuel, thank you for your attention and loving!!! xoxoxoxo
    6. toracat toracat, 6 years ago
      Amazing!! I will do a little research when I get time!! You have sooo many beautiful things!!! I think you and Phil and ho2cultcha are the only millionaires I know!!! haha! Don
    7. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 6 years ago
      toracat, all I own is the jewelry I post...this paining belongs to my family! My father bought it at auction many moons ago about 30 years ago. I am far from being wealthy! I am a mere collector. YIKES!
    8. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Wonderful ! This is something you always see on "Antiques Roadshow" that ends up being worth a fortune.
    9. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 6 years ago
      I would say The National Gallery in London would be a great starting place. They may request better photos: information@ng-london.org.uk This is a national treasure if authenticated, something that perhaps would be better loaned to a museum (great tax incentive to do so) you would still own it, but the care and protection of it is better there than at home (statistically speaking) and the public gets to enjoy it too.

      Thank you for sharing,

      T A
    10. Harborguy Harborguy, 6 years ago
      Great piece! Painting is wonderful, but I am particularly drawn to the ornate frame. I wouldn't put it on the moving van.
    11. Harborguy Harborguy, 6 years ago
      Forgot to add this link.
      http://artworld.york.ac.uk/personView.do?personUrn=1.00039&br=no
    12. upstatenycollector upstatenycollector, 6 years ago
      In Harborguy's link, there is a reference to a painting by this artist done in 1702. No picture though. Wow, that's a great piece!!!!
    13. upstatenycollector upstatenycollector, 6 years ago
      Forgot to mention, the reference was to a painting of Sir Issac Newton.
    14. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 6 years ago
      upstatenycollector, thank you for your thoughts...love the painting..stares at me all the time coming down the stairs! LOL!!
    15. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      here's a self-portrait of Kneller where his hair is almost identical as the hair in your painting.
      http://tinyurl.com/k5o3749
    16. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 6 years ago
      ho2cultcha, OMG that's funny!!! Well they say all artists put a little or a lot of themselves in their paintings!!!

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