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Hulls Patent Design for a Steam Tug

Photo credit: Institution of Mechanical Engineers

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This painting bears the signature of Jonathan Hulls and dates 1736. However it is believed to be a nineteenth-century or later imagining of Hulls' 1736 Patent Design, on a nineteenth-century wooden panel.

Institution of Mechanical Engineers



1736 (?)


oil on wooden board


H 23 x W 46 cm

Accession number

POR 50

Acquisition method

purchased, 1916

Work type


Inscription description

Bears signature lower right and dates 1736.


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