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Reginald Maudslay came from a great engineering family, steeped in civil and marine technology. He followed family tradition and took to engineering, obtaining articles as a pupil to Sir John Wolfe-Barry, who was notable for his work on Blackfriars and Tower Bridges in London. Maudslay encountered some of Britain’s first automobiles whilst in London and soon became entranced by the new machine. He elected to abandon civil engineering and take up as an automobile engineer.
oil on canvas
H 103 x W 86 cm