Print of Portraits

2012/002

Commemorative framed print of portraits of those involved in constructing the Forth Bridge

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Description

Commemorative framed print of portraits of those involved in constructing the Forth Bridge. It is entitled Forth Bridge – Commemorative Portrait Group. Only one other copy of this print is thought to exist.

Donated to the Museum when the Forth Bridges Visitor Centre Trust (FBVCT) was wound up in 2012. This item had been held for many years by an Edinburgh firm of solicitors connected in some way to the construction of the Forth Bridge (perhaps representing the railway company or contractor) and in c.1990 this firm of solicitors contacted the FBVCT offering to donate the item to the Trust. This donation was accepted and the print adorned a space at the Visitor Centre for several years. The artwork was commissioned by Sir John Fowler; Sir Benjamin Baker and Tancred, Arrol & Company – Engineers and Contractors (see base of print).

Biographical notes of many people represented in the portrait group were prepared by Ron Birse and a copy of these is held by the Museum.

Additional information

Acquisition Number

2012/002

Item Type

Short Description

Commemorative framed print of portraits of those involved in constructing the Forth Bridge

Manufactured by

Date of Manufacture

c. 1890

Sub-items

None

Supporting Items

None

Makers Number

None

Marks

None

Dimensions (mm)

920 x 670 (print excluding frame)

Donor

Date Donated

June 2012

Materials

Wood, paper and glass

Condition

Good

Display Location