by Unknown artist
watercolour on ivory
3 1/2 in. x 2 1/2 in. (89 mm x 64 mm) oval
Given by Hugh Carey, 1981
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Sitterback to top
- Bennet Woodcroft (1803-1879), Clerk to commissioners of patents, textile manufacturer and inventor. Sitter in 1 portrait.
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Dicken's 'indefatigable Woodcroft'; textile manufacturer, industrial archaeologist, pioneer of marine propulsion, a prime mover in patent reform and the first clerk to the comissioners of patents. Founder of the Patent Office Library, now part of the British Library, and the Patent Museum, whose collections are now in the Science Museum.
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- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 676