Portable Steam Engine, 1828. Workshop of Maudslay, Sons & Field. Pen and watercolour, signed with initials TP and dated 1828, and inscribed 23 ½ x 35 ¾ inches. Provenance: By descent in the Maudslay family.

The firm of Maudslay, Sons and Field was founded in 1810 by Henry Maudslay (1771-1831), father of the machine tool industry and one of the greatest engineers of the Industrial Revolution. He was succeeded by his son Joseph Maudslay (1801-1861) in partnership with Joshua Field. This fine drawing is by an unknown hand in Maudslay's workshop.


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