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The Industrial Revolution


35 People in group

Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage

1791-1871
Mathematician and computer pioneer
Sitter in 5 portraits
Samuel Bentham

Samuel Bentham

1757-1831
Naval architect
Sitter in 4 portraits
Matthew Boulton

Matthew Boulton

1728-1809
Industrialist and entrepreneur
Sitter in 14 portraits
Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater

Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater

1736-1803
Pioneer of inland waterways
Sitter in 5 portraits
Sir Marc Isambard Brunel

Sir Marc Isambard Brunel

1769-1849
Civil engineer
Sitter in 10 portraits
John Loudon McAdam

John Loudon McAdam

1756-1836
The 'macadamiser' of roads
Sitter in 3 portraits
Andrew Meikle

Andrew Meikle

1719-1811
Millwright; inventor of the thrashing-machine
Sitter in 1 portrait
Robert Owen

Robert Owen

1771-1858
Pioneer of practical socialism
Sitter in 8 portraits
George Rennie

George Rennie

1791-1866
Mechanical and civil engineer
Sitter in 3 portraits
George Stephenson

George Stephenson

1781-1848
Inventor of the railway-engine
Sitter in 9 portraits
Richard Trevithick

Richard Trevithick

1771-1833
Engineer and inventor
Sitter in 3 portraits
James Watt

James Watt

1736-1819
Engineer
Sitter in 17 portraits
John Wilkinson

John Wilkinson

1728-1808
Ironmaster
Sitter in 2 portraits
Richard Arkwright

Richard Arkwright

1755-1843
Mill-owner
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Edward Banks

Sir Edward Banks

1770-1835
Builder
Sitter in 1 portrait
Tapper Cadbury

Tapper Cadbury

1768-1860
Birmingham manufacturer and slavery abolitionist
Sitter in 4 portraits
David Dale

David Dale

1739-1806
Industrialist and philanthropist
Sitter in 1 portrait
William Cavendish, 7th Duke of Devonshire

William Cavendish, 7th Duke of Devonshire

1808-1891
Promoter of science and industry and land owner
Sitter in 10 portraits
Sir George Elliot, 1st Bt

Sir George Elliot, 1st Bt

1814-1893
Industrialist and Conservative politician; MP for North Durham and Monmouth Boroughs
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Ellis

John Ellis

1789-1862
Railway promoter
Sitter in 5 portraits