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2007.0007.44 Portrait of Matthew Boulton, holding a mineral sample

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Title: 2007.0007.44 Portrait of Matthew Boulton, holding a mineral sample
Description: 2007.0007.44
Portrait of Matthew Boulton, Holding a Mineral Sample
Artist: Sir William Beechey d.1839

Matthew Boulton was one of the leading entrepreneurs and visionaries of the eighteenth century. In partnership with James Watt, in 1775, he launched into the development and industrial application of the steam engine. In 1761 he began building his Soho Manufactory, where he pioneered revolutionary techniques of production. He also established the first steam-driven coin mint in the world.
Keywords:
Birmingham Museums Trust/Soho House
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Oil Painting
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Science and Industry
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Industrial Revolution
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Lunar Society
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Industrial design
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Birmingham history
   
Usage Rights: CC0 - Public Domain
Size: 110.23 MB; 5375 x 7167 pixels; 455 x 607 mm (print at 300 DPI); 1422 x 1896 mm (screen at 96 DPI);