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Inventors


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Sir Richard Arkwright

Sir Richard Arkwright

1732-1792
Engineer and inventor
Sitter in 2 portraits
Trevor Baylis

Trevor Baylis

1937-2018
Inventor
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir Henry Bessemer

Sir Henry Bessemer

1813-1898
Engineer and inventor
Sitter in 6 portraits
George Boole

George Boole

1815-1864
Mathematician; inventor of Boolean logic
Sitter in 2 portraits
Joseph Bramah

Joseph Bramah

1748-1814
Inventor
Sitter in 3 portraits
Tiberius Cavallo

Tiberius Cavallo

1749-1809
Scientist and inventor
Sitter associated with 4 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Antoine Claudet

1797-1867
Photographer and inventor
Artist associated with 43 portraits
Sir Christopher Cockerell

Sir Christopher Cockerell

1910-1999
Scientist and inventor of the hovercraft
Sitter in 4 portraits
Sir William Congreve, 2nd Bt

Sir William Congreve, 2nd Bt

1772-1828
Military inventor
Sitter in 4 portraits
James Dyson

James Dyson

1947-
Designer and inventor
Sitter in 4 portraits
Richard Lovell Edgeworth

Richard Lovell Edgeworth

1744-1817
Writer and inventor
Sitter in 2 portraits
Thomas Alva Edison

Thomas Alva Edison

1847-1931
Inventor
Sitter in 6 portraits
Matthew Flinders

Matthew Flinders

1774-1814
Hydrographer; inventor of the Flinders Bar
Sitter in 1 portrait
Dennis Gabor (né Günszberg) (Dénes Gábor)

Dennis Gabor (né Günszberg) (Dénes Gábor)

1900-1979
Electronics engineer and humanist
Sitter in 5 portraits
Sir Daniel Gooch, 1st Bt

Sir Daniel Gooch, 1st Bt

1816-1889
Railway pioneer and inventor
Sitter in 5 portraits
Stephen Hales

Stephen Hales

1677-1761
Natural philosopher, chemist and inventor
Sitter in 6 portraits
Sir James Horlick, 1st Bt

Sir James Horlick, 1st Bt

1844-1921
Co-inventor and manufacturer of Horlicks health drink
Sitter in 1 portrait
William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

1824-1907
Mathematician, physicist and inventor
Sitter in 30 portraits
Guglielmo Marconi

Guglielmo Marconi

1874-1937
Physicist and inventor of wireless transmission
Sitter in 29 portraits
Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim

Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim

1840-1916
Engineer and inventor
Sitter in 10 portraits
Andrew Meikle

Andrew Meikle

1719-1811
Millwright; inventor of the thrashing-machine
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Francis Ronalds

Sir Francis Ronalds

1788-1873
Inventor of the electric telegraph and meteorologist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Edward Samuel Shire

Edward Samuel Shire

1908-1978
Mathematician, physicist and joint inventor of the radio proximity fuse for explosive devices
Sitter in 1 portrait
William Speirs Simpson

William Speirs Simpson

1845-1917
Inventor of armour-plating ships with fusion-welding
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Clive Sinclair

Sir Clive Sinclair

1940-
Inventor
Sitter in 1 portrait
George Stephenson

George Stephenson

1781-1848
Inventor of the railway-engine
Sitter in 9 portraits
Sir John Suckling

Sir John Suckling

1609-1642
Poet and the inventor of cribbage
Sitter in 11 portraits
Richard Trevithick

Richard Trevithick

1771-1833
Engineer and inventor
Sitter in 3 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Leonardo da Vinci

1452-1519
Painter and inventor
Artist associated with 3 portraits
Adam Walker

Adam Walker

1731-1821
Inventor and writer
Sitter in 5 portraits
Sir Barnes Neville Wallis

Sir Barnes Neville Wallis

1887-1979
Aeronautical designer and engineer
Sitter in 13 portraits
Sir Charles Wheatstone

Sir Charles Wheatstone

1802-1875
Scientist and inventor
Sitter in 7 portraits
Sir Frank Whittle

Sir Frank Whittle

1907-1996
Aeronautical engineer and inventor
Sitter in 17 portraits
Geoffrey Hill Ambler

Geoffrey Hill Ambler

1904-1978
Inventor, air force officer and amateur rower
Sitter in 1 portrait
William George Armstrong, Baron Armstrong

William George Armstrong, Baron Armstrong

1810-1900
Armaments manufacturer and industrialist
Sitter associated with 7 portraits
Edward Lyon Berthon

Edward Lyon Berthon

1813-1899
Inventor; Vicar of Romsey
Sitter in 1 portrait
William Brockedon

William Brockedon

1787-1854
Painter, writer and inventor
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist associated with 112 portraits
John Broster

John Broster

Inventor of system for removal of speech impediments
Sitter in 2 portraits
Edmund Cartwright

Edmund Cartwright

1743-1823
Inventor
Sitter in 4 portraits
Samuel Crompton

Samuel Crompton

1753-1827
Inventor
Sitter in 4 portraits
Peter Koch de Gooreynd

Peter Koch de Gooreynd

Inventor, music-publisher and song writer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Warren de la Rue

Warren de la Rue

1815-1889
Chemist and astronomer
Sitter in 5 portraits
Bryan Donkin

Bryan Donkin

1768-1855
Inventor and engineer
Sitter in 3 portraits
Cornelis Drebbel

Cornelis Drebbel

1572-1633
Philosopher and scientific inventor
Sitter in 1 portrait
Henry Fourdrinier

Henry Fourdrinier

1766-1854
Inventor
Sitter in 2 portraits
George Edward Gouraud

George Edward Gouraud

1842-1912
Soldier and pioneer of recorded music
Sitter in 1 portrait
Henry Greathead

Henry Greathead

1757-1816
Lifeboat inventor
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Goldsworthy Gurney

Sir Goldsworthy Gurney

1793-1875
Inventor
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Isaac Holden, 1st Bt

Sir Isaac Holden, 1st Bt

1807-1897
Inventor
Sitter in 1 portrait
Austin Hopkinson

Austin Hopkinson

1879-1962
Politician, industrialist and inventor
Sitter in 12 portraits
Sir James Nockells Horlick, 4th Bt

Sir James Nockells Horlick, 4th Bt

1886-1972
Lieutenant-Colonel, cricketer, politician, rhododendron breeder and co-inventor of Horlicks Malted Milk drink
Sitter in 1 portrait
Jonathan Hulls

Jonathan Hulls

circa 1699-1758
Projector of steam navigation
Sitter in 1 portrait
Evan Leigh

Evan Leigh

1810-1876
Inventor and writer
Sitter in 1 portrait
William Blaine Luard

William Blaine Luard

1897-1979
Naval officer, author and inventor
Sitter in 11 portraits
William Martin

William Martin

1772-1851
Inventor and eccentric
Sitter in 1 portrait
Alexander Eric Moulton

Alexander Eric Moulton

1920-2012
Engineer and inventor
Sitter in 1 portrait
William Murdock

William Murdock

1754-1839
Inventor of gas lighting
Sitter in 5 portraits
John Somerset Murray

John Somerset Murray

1904-1992
Photographer and inventor
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist of 24 portraits
Louis Napoleon Parker

Louis Napoleon Parker

1852-1944
Musician, playwright and inventor
Sitter in 7 portraits