George P. Bidder, Esqre.
London: Published January 1st. 1848, By Henry Graves & Compy. Printsellers To The Queen & H.R.R. Prince Albert, 6.Pall Mall.
Mezzotint. 518 x 360mm.
George Parker Bidder (1806-1878).was the son of a stonemason and born at Mortonhampstead in Devon. While still a young child his father took him to local fairs and then around the country showing off his mathematical skills where he earned a good living. In 1819 he came to the attention of Sir Henry Jardine and was tutored privately, by 1820 he was attending Edinburgh University. He settled in Lambeth and became a very successful engineer.
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