Mr James BrindleyEngineer to his Grace the Duke of Bridgewater and to the Canal Navigations now Carrying on in different parts of the Kingdom.
Mezzotint, 455 x 330mm. 18 x 13".
James Brindley (1716 - 1772), early civil engineer and canal builder, famous for the Bridgwater Canal and the viaduct where the canal went above a river (background to left). His right arm rests on a telescope. A later impression from the plate first published 1770, on wove paper, probably from the two volume folio 'Woodburn’s Gallery of rare Portraits, consisting of original plates, by Cecil, Deloram, Droeshout, Elstracke, Faithorne, ... &c' 1816. After Francis Parsons (1763 - 1804).
British Library: 003970702.
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