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John Rennie Sr (1761-1821), Civil engineer; father of Sir John Rennie Jr
Sitter associated with 16 portraits
Rennie worked as a civil engineer under James Watt before settling in London in 1784. A builder of bridges, docks, canals and harbours, he is best known for Waterloo Bridge 1810-7, Southwark Bridge 1815-9 and London Bridge, completed after his death by his sons.
by William Walker