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Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859), Civil engineer

Sitter in 13 portraits
Brunel is the most celebrated civil engineer of the nineteenth century. The son of Sir Marc Isambard Brunel, he earned early experience working on his father's Thames Tunnel. He went on to design pioneering docks, suspension bridges and the Great Western Railway. His greatest fame came as the designer of three giant steamships that transformed ocean travel - the Great Western (1838), the Great Britain (1845) and the Great Eastern (1858).

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979

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

by John Callcott Horsley
oil on canvas, 1857
On display in Room 27 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 979

P112

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

by Robert Howlett
albumen print, November 1857
NPG P112

P662

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

by Robert Howlett
albumen print, 1857
NPG P662

x5177

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

by Robert Howlett, published by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, November 1857
NPG x5177

x4836

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

by Robert Howlett, published by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, November 1857
NPG x4836

x4994

Group including Isambard Kingdom Brunel

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, arched top, circa 1857
NPG x4994

D1127

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

by Horace Harral, published by Illustrated Times, after a photograph by Robert Howlett
engraving, published 16 January 1858
NPG D1127

D32246

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

by D.J. Pound, after a photograph by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
engraving, published 1859
NPG D32246

D1126

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

by D.J. Pound, after a photograph by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
engraving, published 1859
NPG D1126

P1979

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

by Robert Howlett, and George Downes
albumen stereoscopic card, 1857
NPG P1979