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Regency Portraits Catalogue

John Rennie Sr (1761-1821), Civil engineer; father of Sir John Rennie Jr

Civil engineer and builder of bridges, canals and breakwaters - Waterloo Bridge 1810-17, Southwark Bridge 1815-19, and London Bridge finished after his death by his sons.

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Boucher 1963
Cyril Boucher, John Rennie, 1963.

Smiles 1862
Samuel Smiles, Lives of the Engineers, II, 1862.



This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Walker, Regency Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 1985, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.