Only Connect - Isambard Brunel <> Felix Mendelssohn
How are these sitters connected?
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
by John Callcott Horsley
by Conrad Cook, published by William Mackenzie, after Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton
mid 19th century
The engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel showed Felix Mendelssohn the workings of the Thames Tunnel at Wapping.
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