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Richard Reynolds (1735-1816), Philanthropist and industrialist

Sitter in 4 portraits
Iron manufacturer and philanthropist. Reynolds was a partner of Abraham Darby in his Coalbrookdale ironworks. He married Darby's daughter and assumed control of the works on his death. Reynolds produced cylinders for most of the early steam-engines and ordered the first rotative engine made by Watt and Boulton. A Quaker by birth, he gave very large sums to charity.

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Richard Reynolds

by Samuel Percy
polychrome wax bust, circa 1817
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D13809

Richard Reynolds

by John Baldrey
stipple engraving, published 1799
NPG D13809

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Richard Reynolds

by William Sharp, published by and after William Armfield Hobday
line engraving, published 1 December 1817
NPG D39707

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Richard Reynolds

by William Sharp, published by and after William Armfield Hobday
line engraving, published 1 December 1817
NPG D18004