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Sir Marc Isambard Brunel

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Sir Marc Isambard Brunel, by Pierre-Jean David D'Angers, 1828 -NPG 5434 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Sir Marc Isambard Brunel

by Pierre-Jean David D'Angers
1828
4 7/8 in. (124 mm) diameter
NPG 5434

Inscriptionback to top

Incised at left: Marc Isambart/Brunel, below: 1828, and on truncation: David.

This portraitback to top

The bronze is one of many by David typifying the revival of the cast medallion. Versions are in the Musée d'Angers and the British Museum, the latter signed on the back by the founder Louis Richard (see Mark Jones, The Art of the Medal, 1979, p 110 and The Medal: Mirror of History (British Museum exhibition 1979), p 36 no. 2).

Provenanceback to top

Bought from R. G. Coats 1981.

Reproductionsback to top

Line in imitation of a silver medal, perhaps from a photograph, undated and engraver unknown.


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.

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