The Marquis of Worcester,first Projector of the Steam Engine.
Stipple engraving, sheet 125 x 95mm (5 x 3¾"). Trimmed inside platemark.
Edward Somerset, second marquess of Worcester (d.1667), courtier and scientist. Worcester was a scientific entrepreneur who imaginatively patronised hydraulic engineering, but was unable to convince the scientific community of his achievement, and it was left to the Victorians (exemplified by this print) to rescue his reputation as an engineer. He was also a war commander in the Welsh marches, and a diplomat in Ireland.
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