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George Stephenson

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George Stephenson, by Joseph Pitts, 1846 - NPG 261 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

George Stephenson

by Joseph Pitts
marble bust, 1846
29 5/8 in. (752 mm) high
Purchased, 1868
Primary Collection
NPG 261


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  • George Stephenson (1781-1848), Inventor of the railway-engine. Sitter in 9 portraits.

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A version of the bust owned by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers; probably made for E.L. Betts, one of the contractors for the Grand Toronto Railway of Canada.

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