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Robert Fulton, (painting)

Artist:
Peale, Charles W.
Subject:
Fulton, Robert
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 87
Was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania; went at an early age to England to study Painting, but his genius, leading him more to the study of Mechanics and Engineering, [and] he cultivated those talents in various parts of Europe. On his return to America he distinguished himself by contriving simple and effective machinery for steamboat navigation, which is now extending to every part of the United States. His first publication was a treatise on island navigation, in which he explains various improvements. [P. 46.]
Historical Catalogue of the Paintings in the Philadelphia Museum consisting chiefly of Portraits of Revolutionary Patriots and other distinguished characters. 1813.
Topic:
Portrait male
Occupation--Science--Inventor
Control number:
AECI 01740087
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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