Robert Stephenson(1803-1859), Civil engineer; son of George Stephenson
Sitter in 12 portraits
Civil engineer and son of George Stephenson; together they built the famous engine Rocket. Stephenson built the first railway to reach London, the line from Birmingham,1833-8 and designed and built many notable bridges and railways in Britain and abroad. He received numerous honours and foreign decorations.
Watch a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below
by James Scott, published by Henry Graves & Co, after John Lucas
mezzotint, published 25 January 1858
- George Stephenson (father)