Sir Marc Isambard Brunel

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Sir Marc Isambard Brunel, by Pierre-Jean David D'Angers, 1828 - NPG 5434 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Marc Isambard Brunel

by Pierre-Jean David D'Angers
bronze medallion, 1828
4 7/8 in. (124 mm) diameter
Purchased, 1981
Primary Collection
NPG 5434

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An early medallion from David D'Anger's project to form a pantheon of portraits of the outstanding men and women of his time; these assertively modelled reliefs were intended, according to the artist, to speak to us from a different planet to our own, namely that of the hero's soul.

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