© National Portrait Gallery, London
by and published by Alfred Krausse, printed by F.A. Brockhaus Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, 1848 or after
13 in. x 9 3/4 in. (329 mm x 249 mm) plate size; 17 5/8 in. x 14 1/2 in. (449 mm x 368 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- George Stephenson (1781-1848), Inventor of the railway-engine. Sitter in 9 portraits.
- F.A. Brockhaus (active 1814-1984), Printer. Artist associated with 1 portrait.
- Alfred Krausse (1829-1894), Engraver. Artist associated with 1 portrait.
- Place made: Germany (Leipzig, Germany)
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