William Fairbairn, Esq.re C.E. F.R.S.Proof.
Manchester, Published by Thomas Agnew & Sons, Publishers and Printsellers to the Queen _ Jan.y 1st 1852.
Proof mezzotint. Limited to 50 in this state. 505 x 380mm (20 x 15"). Printsellers' blind stamp. Very large margins.
Portrait of Sir William Fairbairn (1789-1874), 1st Baronet (of Ardwick), a Scottish civil engineer and shipbuilder, designer of the box girder system used by Robert Stephenson to build the Conway and Britannia Bridges. In this portrait Fairbairn points to a design sheet for the Conway Bridge, on which a letter to Stephenson rests.
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