© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Unknown photographer Click on the links below to find out more
daguerreotype, circa 1851
4 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. (114 mm x 89 mm)
Given by M.K. Lucas, 1927
- Robert Stephenson (1803-1859), Civil engineer; son of George Stephenson. Sitter in 12 portraits.
This daguerreotype may have been taken to assist John Lucas in his group portrait Conference of Engineers at the Menai Straits.
- Funnell, Peter (introduction); Marsh, Jan, A Guide to Victorian and Edwardian Portraits, 2011, p. 25
- Rogers, Malcolm, Camera Portraits, 1989 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 20 October 1989 - 21 January 1990), p. 27
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 587
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