The son of John Wilkinson, 19th century.

 
The son of John Wilkinson, 19th century.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

Description

This is posibly a portrait of the son of John Wilkinson, (1728-1808), English ironmaster who invented the cannon-boring machine, established the first blast-furnace at Bilston, Staffordshire and supplied arms to America and France. Wilkinson built a cast iron pulpit, and was connected with the construction of the first iron bridge at Coalbrookdale, Shropshire. Wilkinson's estate was disputed when he died.

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10302887

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