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Thomas Telford (1757–1834)

Photo credit: Highland Council

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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. Thomas Telford was born on 9th August 1757, the son of John Telford, a Dumfriesshire shepherd. He worked as a stonemason firstly in the Borders and then in Edinburgh where in his spare time he taught himself drawing and studied architecture.

Inverness Town House

Inverness


Date

19th C

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 156.5 x W 131 cm (E)

Accession number

ITH 62

Work type

Painting


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Inverness Town House

High Street, Inverness, Highland IV1 1JJ Scotland

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