Portrait bust of Richard Trevithick

Plaster Bust, Richard Trevithick.
Science Museum Group Collection

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.

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Fixtures & Fittings from Railway Buildings
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portrait bust
  • visual and verbal communication
  • figure - representation
Davies, J.B.

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