Portrait bust of Richard Trevithick
Plaster bust of Richard Trevithick, after Neville Northey Burnard, about 1859.
Plaster bust of the engineer and inventor Richard Trevithick, after an original by the sculptor Neville Northey Burnard, made in about 1859. Trevithick (1771 - 1833) developed the first high pressure steam engine, the first working railway steam locomotive and a steam-powered road vehicle. The original bust, by fellow Cornishman Burnard (1818 - 1878), is in the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro.