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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.

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1154

John Rennie Sr

by George Dance
pencil, 1803
NPG 1154

649

John Rennie Sr

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
marble bust, 1818
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 649

316a(183)

John Rennie Sr

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, 1818
NPG 316a(183)

679

John Rennie Sr

by William Bain, after Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
bronze medal, 1822 (1818)
NPG 679

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

D12160

John Rennie Sr

by and published by William Daniell, after George Dance
soft-ground etching, published 15 August 1810 (28 May 1803)
NPG D12160

D20180

John Rennie Sr

by Edward Scriven, after S. Kirven
stipple and line engraving, circa 1820-1841
NPG D20180

D8292

probably John Rennie Sr

by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after Unknown artist
mixed-method engraving
NPG D8292

x174552

John Rennie Sr

copy by Bassano & Vandyk Studios
half-plate film negative, 30 April 1969
NPG x174552

D1171

John Rennie Sr

by George Perfect Harding, after Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, 1802-1853
NPG D1171

D39689

John Rennie Sr

by and published by William Daniell, after George Dance
soft-ground etching, published 15 August 1810 (28 May 1803)
NPG D39689

D19508

John Rennie Sr

by and published by William Daniell, after George Dance
soft-ground etching, published 15 August 1810 (28 May 1803)
NPG D19508

D8495

John Rennie Sr

by Edward Scriven, printed by McQueen (Macqueen), after Archibald Skirving
stipple and line engraving, circa 1821-1841
NPG D8495

D8494

John Rennie Sr

by William Holl Jr, published by John Samuel Murray, after Archibald Skirving
stipple engraving, published 1861
NPG D8494

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