Mr James BrindleyEngineer to his Grace the Duke of Bridgewater and to the Canal Navigations now Carrying on in different parts of the Kingdom.
Publish'd Augst: 2d. by W. Shropshire, No: 158, New Bond Street.
Mezzotint, 455 x 330mm. 18 x 13". Vertical crease through image; closed marginal tears.
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; large urn over his left shoulder. First published 1770 for the two volume folio 'Woodburn’s Gallery of rare Portraits, consisting of original plates, by Cecil, Deloram, Droeshout, Elstracke, Faithorne, ... &c'. After Francis Parsons (1763 - 1804).
British Library: 003970702.
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