Richard Trevithick

Made:
1816 in England
artist:
John Linnell

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Painting, Richard Trevithick, John Linnell, 1816. Oil on canvas; 61x 51cm in gilt frame 82x72x8cm. Portrait of Richard Trevithick (1771-1833) Cornish inventor and mining engineer developed the first high pressure steam engine and the first full-scale working railway steam locomotive.; John Linnell (1792-1882) was a well known English landscape and portrait painter and engraver. HL seated to R, looking front, with right hand pointing across and behind him to landscape.

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Category:
Art
Object Number:
1903-108
Materials:
gilt and oil paint on canvas
Measurements:
frame: 820 mm x 720 mm x 80 mm,
image: 610 mm x 510 mm
type:
portrait
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • oil painting - visual work
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Bennet Woodcroft Bequest

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