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William Denny, Esq., of Woodyard House, Dumbarton (1779–1838)

Photo credit: Scottish Maritime Museum

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A portrait of William Denny I (1779–1838), who was the father of the founders of the William Denny & Brothers shipyard in Dumbarton. The firm grew to be one of the most innovative shipyards in the world, pioneering developments such as commercial tank testing, ship stabilizers and the hovercraft.

Scottish Maritime Museum


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    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    113 x 96 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    purchased with the assistance of the National Fund for Acquisitions


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