Thomas Telford(1757-1834), Engineer
Sitter in 11 portraits
Civil engineer. He designed and built numerous canals, bridges, roads and harbours throughout Britain. His greatest engineering achievements include the Caledonian Canal, the Chirk Aqueduct and the Menai Bridge. He was a close friend of Thomas Campbell and Robert Southey.
Watch a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below
by Sir John Gilbert, and Frederick John Skill, and William Walker, and Elizabeth Walker (née Reynolds)