Only Connect - Isambard Brunel <> Samuel Cartwright

How are these sitters connected?


Isambard Kingdom Brunel, by John Callcott Horsley, 1857 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Isambard Kingdom Brunel
by John Callcott Horsley
1857
NPG 979

Samuel Cartwright, by Benedetto Pistrucci,  - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Samuel Cartwright
by Benedetto Pistrucci
NPG 4983

The connection
Isambard Kingdom Brunel was one of many well-known patients treated by the surgeon Samuel Cartwright, who invented the appointment system.

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NPG D5248 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Isambard Brunel <> Felix Mendelssohn


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