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I. K. Brunel

© Bryan Organ & the Redfern Gallery, London. Photo credit: The Brunel Museum

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The painting is after Robert Howlett’s iconic photograph of the engineer standing in front of the chains of the 'Great Eastern' at the ship’s launch ramps on the Isle of Dogs. Brunel collapsed and died soon after the photograph was taken. The Bryan Organ painting is larger than life and was commissioned by Sir Peter Parker, last Chairman of British Railways. The artist has replaced the chains with the portal of the railway tunnel at Box, and the picture originally hung in the Brunel Room at the Great Western Royal Hotel, Paddington.

The Brunel Museum

London

  • Date

    1978

  • Medium

    acrylic on canvas

  • Measurements

    242.6 x 119.4 cm

  • Accession number

    LDBRU:2010.1

  • Acquisition method

    gift from the British Rail Residuary Body, 2010

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