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Joseph Huddart (1741-1816), Hydrographer and manufacturer

Sitter in 3 portraits
Huddart joined the East India Company with whom he made several voyages. He drew charts and collected hydrographic information, and made an important series of observations fixing positions on the west coast of India that improved the sailing directions for the route to the East. He had a reputation as an accurate observer of geographical positions and was quick to adopt the latest survey techniques. After retiring, Huddart moved to London where he applied his skills to a wide range of activities. He became a prominent figure in the field of harbour engineering, to which he brought the experience of a practical seaman. Harbours and docks that he advised on included Hull, Boston, Swansea and Portsmouth.

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1075

Men of Science Living in 1807-8

by Sir John Gilbert, and Frederick John Skill, and William Walker, and Elizabeth Walker (née Reynolds)
pencil and wash, 1858-1862
NPG 1075

1075a

Engraving after 'Men of Science Living in 1807-8'

by George Zobel, and William Walker
engraving, 1862
NPG 1075a