Mark Isambard Brunel Esq.r F.R.S.Author of the Block Machinery in his Majesty's Dock Yard at Portsmouth, and of other eminent works belonging to the British Government, &c. &c. Dedicated by permission to the R.t Hon.ble Lord Viscount Melville, First Lord of the Admiralty, &c. &c. &c. by his Lordship's most ob.t. & hum.ble s.t Chas. Turner.
London. Pub.d. March 30th, 1815 by C.Turner, 50, Warren Street, Fitzroy Square.
Mezzotint on india, platemark 505 x 355mm (19¾ x 14").
Sir Marc Isambard Brunel (1769-1849), civil engineer, at a table with mechanical drawings and a model of an engine His method for production of rigging blocks for the navy at the Portsmouth Block Mills was the first genuine industrial production line. He is remembered for being chief engineer on the Thames Tunnel and as father of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, but also served as chief engineer in New York, and designed Liverpool's first floating landing stage (1826). Engraved after the portrait of 1812-13 by James Northcote (National Portrait Gallery).
Whitman 77 iii/iii; Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd. For an earlier state, see ref. 4429.
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