© National Portrait Gallery, London
John Rennie Sr
by William Bain, after Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey Click on the links below to find out more
bronze medal, 1822 (1818)
2 1/2 in. (64 mm) diameter
Given by the sitter's grandson, John Keith Rennie, 1883
- John Rennie Sr (1761-1821), Civil engineer; father of Sir John Rennie Jr. Sitter associated with 16 portraits.
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