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Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Portsmouth 1806 - London 1859
English mechanical and civil engineer who built dockyards, the Great Western Railway, a series of steamships and numerous important bridges and tunnels
(Wikipedia)
John Doubleday
Art Bronze Foundry (Chelsea)
1982

Bristol /  Isambard Kingdom Brunel   Bristol /  Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Description

Statue of Isambard Kingdom Brunel with his top hat and walking stick, standing on railway objects.

Inscription(s)

This statue of the great engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, which was
presented to Bristol by the Bristol and West Building Society, was
created by John Doubleday, and first unveiled on 26th May 1982. It was
moved from its original site at Broad Quay in 2006, the bi-centenary of
Brunel's birth.

Not only does it now front the modern offices of Osborne Clarke, the
firm of solicitors who did much of Brunel's legal work, but also
waymarks the new, additional access to Brunel's great station, created
with the development of Temple Quay. Another statue of Brunel, by the
same artist, is located at Paddington Station, the eastern end of his
great railway.

Signature

isambard | kingdom | brunel Doubleday sculpt.
the art bronze foundry, london 1982

Sculptor

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Location (N 51°27'5" - W 2°35'1")

Item Code: gbsw024; Photograph: 21 March 2019
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