Sir William Arrol (1839–1913)

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A portrait of Sir William Arrol. In 1872 William Arrol established his own company which became Sir William Arrol & Co., a large international civil engineering business. Major projects undertaken by the company include the replacement for the Tay Bridge, the Forth Bridge and Tower Bridge, London. Arrol was knighted in 1890 and elected as the Liberal Unionist Member of Parliament for South Ayrshire at the 1895 general election.

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Sir William Arrol (1839–1913)




oil on canvas


H 86 x W 67 cm (E)

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