© National Portrait Gallery, London
John Rennie Sr
by Edward Scriven, after S. Kirven Click on the links below to find out more
stipple and line engraving, circa 1820-1841
13 7/8 in. x 11 in. (353 mm x 279 mm) plate size; 14 5/8 in. x 11 3/4 in. (371 mm x 297 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
- John Rennie Sr (1761-1821), Civil engineer; father of Sir John Rennie Jr. Sitter associated with 16 portraits.
- S. Kirven. Artist associated with 1 portrait.
- Edward Scriven (1775-1841), Engraver. Artist associated with 208 portraits.
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