H. Brierley, Mechanical Engineer

Made:
1866 in England
artist:
H.P. Crichton
H. Brierley, Mechanical Engineer (oil painting; portrait)

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Painting. [H. Brierley] / HP Crichton PXT. 1866. Oil on canvas; 30x25ins/76.5x63.5cm in gilt frame. Signed and dated, brc. Inscribed on verso former stretcher: Portrait of H Brierly Mechanical Engineer. To be placed in the Patent Office Museum South Kensington. - Portrait, HL to L

This portrait formed part of the Bennet Woodcroft Bequest, which was among the founding collections of the Science Museum. Woodcroft had developed a 'National Gallery of Portraits of Inventors, Discoverers and Introducers of the Useful Arts’ combining gifts, loans and purchases of portraits, while acting as the first curator of the Patent Museum.

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1921-1088
Materials:
oil paint on canvas
Measurements:
overall: 765 mm x 635 mm
type:
oil painting and portrait
credit:
Woodcroft Collection