Early 18th century portrait miniature of Isaac Borrow of Derby,  twice Mayor of Derby, painted in enamel
Early 18th century portrait miniature of Isaac Borrow of Derby,  twice Mayor of Derby, painted in enamel
Early 18th century portrait miniature of Isaac Borrow of Derby,  twice Mayor of Derby, painted in enamel

CHRISTIAN FREDERICK ZINCKE (c.1683-c.1767)

Early 18th century portrait miniature of Isaac Borrow of Derby, twice Mayor of Derby, painted in enamel

c. 1708 United Kingdom

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gilt-metal frame, the reverse engraved with the arms of Borrow impaling BurtonIsaac Borrow

The Borrow family had long been established at Gotham and Thrumpton near Nottingham. Isaac (born 1673) married firstly, in St Paul's Cathedral, London, Mary Tempest (1681-1702) and secondly in 1708 Honor, daughter of Thomas Burton of Putney (d 1710) at All Hallows Church Barking. The present miniature may therefore be a marriage portrait dating to c1708/9 when Borrow would have been aged about 36. He purchased Castlefields, a particularly grand provincial baroque house in Derby and was twice Mayor of the town, in 1730 and 1742.
Borrow was an English Christian theologian and mathematician who is generally given credit for his early role in the development of infinitesimal calculus; in particular, for the discovery of the fundamental theorem of calculus. His work centered on the properties of the tangent; Barrow was the first to calculate the tangents of the kappa curve. He is also notable for being the inaugural holder of the prestigious Lucasian Professorship of Mathematics, a post later held by his student, Isaac Newton who also went on to develop calculus in its modern form.
Chipped in two places in the border.
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Height 3.30 cm (1.30 inches)
Stock Code
5177
Medium
enamel on copper
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