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This portrait of Thomas Telford, attributed to Samuel Lane, is one of many similar portraits with different engineering projects in the background. It is located at the top of the staircase in Inverness Town House.
Telford designed thousands of masonry bridges. He went on to develop wrought iron bridges, including the elegant Craigellachie Bridge on Speyside and the famous suspension bridge across the Menai Straits between the island of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales.
oil on canvas
H 156.5 x W 131 cm (E)