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Genuine Period Original Engraved c1852 (165yrs old) Very Rare Find
Bronzed Bust/ Alabaster Sculpture of BRYAN DONKIN (1768-1855) by MATTHEW NOBLE (1817-1876)
15"inch high x 10"inch wide
Bryan Donkin: Very important and highly regarded Victorian industrialist responsible for producing the first tin can (supplied initially to the Royal Navy) and the inventor of the first paper making machine.
Bryan DonkinFRS FRAS(22 March 1768 – 27 February 1855) developed the first paper making machineand tin can.These were the basis for large industries that continue to flourish today. Bryan Donkin was involved with Thomas Telfords Caledonian Canal,Marc &Isambard Brunel's Thames Tunnel,and Charles Babbage'scomputer. He was an advisor to the government and held in high esteem by his peers.
Matthew Noble: Leading British sculptor responsible for many notable commissions including Royalty & Statesmen
Matthew Noble(23 March 1817 – 23 June 1876) was a leading British portrait sculptor. Carver of numerous monumental figures and busts including work memorialising Victorian era royalty and statesmen displayed in locations such as Westminster Abbey,ST Paul's Cathedraland in Parliament Square,London.A rare opportunity to acquire this period sculpture of a very famous and important component of the British Industrial Revolution realistically worked by one of the leading sculptors of the day!
Great conversation piece that display's equally well in in any room, including office, library, hall, living room etc etc This item will be very well wrapped, packed and boxed in order to avoid damage in transit£6.50 UK Shipping
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