The Marquis of Worcester,first Projector of the Steam Engine.
Stipple engraving, sheet 115 x 70mm (4½ x 2¾"). Trimmed to image; false margins added.
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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