768 Antique Male Bronze Bust George Stephenson Railways Interest Edward William Wyon

A Very Impressive & Superbly Cast Patinated Bronze Bust of George Stephenson, of generous proportions. Mid Nineteenth Century. Engraved E W Wyon Sculptor and dated 1858 also engraved DELPECH RED.  

Dressed in classical draperies and looking slightly to the left, ending on its original circular socle on spreading base. 

Condition: Good original untouched condition, nice surface patination, very small scratch on his chest, see image. 

Height: (an impressive, entire) 13" (33cm). Width: (at widest shoulders) 9.25” (23.5cm). Depth: (at base) 4.75” (12cm).  


George Stephenson 1781– 1848) was a British Civil and Mechanical Engineer during the Industrial Revolution. Renowned as the "Father of Railways", Stephenson was considered by the Victorian people as a great example of diligent application and thirst for improvement. His chosen rail gauge, sometimes called "Stephenson gauge", was the basis for the 4 feet 8+12 inches (1.435 m) standard gauge used by most of the world's railways.