Never before seen self-portrait by Isambard Kingdom Brunel

RodBear

RodBear

2016-06-22 11:31:55

Can you see the resemblance? The people over at the Brunel Institute have released a never-before-seen self portrait drawn by the legendary engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

The intriguing self portrait (complete with Brunel's signature giant top hat) is thought to have been sketched by the engineer as he journeyed along various First Great Western lines in the hope of finding a non-bumpy route. 

It has been released alongside previously unseen diary entries by the Brunel Institute who are based at Bristol's SS Great Britain to mark the 175th anniversary of the running of the first train between London and Bristol.

 

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