Abraham Wivell 1786 - 1849

British, English
born in:
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

1820 - made portraits of Arthur Thistlewood and the so-called Cato Street conspirators in Clerkenwell prison.

1828 - invented a rope fire escape.

1829 - made superintendent of fire escapes.

1847 - produced portraits of railway celebrities for the Monthly Railway Record

Eldest son, Abraham, also became an artist, and painted a portrait of Sir Rowland Hill, inventor of the penny post, which was engraved in mezzotint by W. O. Geller in 1848.