Robert Fulton

Made:
1860-1869 in United Kingdom
artist:
Barlow, Thomas Oldham

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Engraving of Robert Fulton , Thomas Oldham Barlow . Print, mezzotint, on laid india, 47x39cm., platemark 32.8x23cm., oval image 22.7x18.6cm., HL to R. After an oil by or after Charles Willson Peale ). Facsimile signature, b.r. with pencilled inscription: 'T Oldham Barlow', unpublished proof Prof.B. Woodcroft. Robert Fulton (1765-1815) an american engineer and inventor, developed a commercially successful steamboat, was commissioned by Napoleon to design the first practical submarine and invented among the earliest torpedoes for the Royal Navy. Thomas Oldham Barlow (1824-1889) was an English mezzotint engraver who popularised the work of many painters. Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827) was an american painter, soldier, scientist, inventor, politician and naturalist.

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1884-221
Materials:
laid india paper, mezzotint engraving
Measurements:
platemark: 328 mm x 230 mm
image: 227 mm x 186 mm
type:
print
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Woodcroft Collection

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