George Bidder. The Calculating phenomenon of England.Who at eight years of age & having received no instruction ina rthmatic possessed the power of resolvin difficult arithmetical questions without hesitatin or shewing any appearance if mental operation Which power continues and improves. He was born at Morton Hampstead in Devonshire June 14.th. 1806.
Stipple. Sheet: 155 x 195mm, (6 x 7¾"). Trimmed within plate.
A portrait of George Bidder (1806-1878) who was exhibited by his father around the country on account of his fascinating mental skills. Thanks to an education provided by figures such as Sir J. Herschel and Sir H. Jardine, Bidder went on to be a successful engineer who worked alongside the Stephensons advising on the creation of the railways.
For a portrait of Bidder as an adult see ref: 3964. For another portrait of Bidder as a boy see ref: 31184.
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