Brunel, M.I. [signature facsimile].
London. Published October 7th 1846. by Fred. Gwynne [late Colnaghi & Co. ] Printsellers and Publishers to the Royal Family, 23 Cockspur Street, Charing Cross.
Mezzotint. 405 x 545mm
Portrait of Sir Marc Isambard Brunel [1769 - 1849], civil engineer, engraved from the portrait by Drummond (London, National Portrait Gallery). Brunel is surrounded by objects alluding to his profession and achievements, including a miner's lamp, cotton-winding machine and a model of a lighthouse. On the right is the Thames Tunnel; although the portrait was painted before the completion of the tunnel, Brunel was already famous for his involvement with the project.
for proof state see ref. 1902
[Ref: 1901] £390.00