Skip to main content
emoji_people
Please order early for Christmas to avoid disappointment. More details here...
card_giftcard
sales@mediastorehouse.com.au
Framed Pictures, Canvas Prints
Posters & Jigsaws since 2004
Home > Popular Themes > Brunel

Brunel Gallery

Available as Framed Prints, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Choose from 660 pictures in our Brunel collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Categories
Abstract
Aerial
Africa
Animals
Architecture
Arts
Asia
Europe
Historic
Humour
Maps and Charts
North America
Oceania
People
Popular Themes
> Actors & Musicians
> Adverts
> Airbus Cutaway
> Albrecht Durer
> Alexander Hamilton
> Alternative Medicine
> Antarctic Expedition
> Art deco
> Arthur Spooner
> Ataturk
> Athletics
> Aurora Borealis
> Aviation Cutaway
> Balaclava, Crimea
> Baseball Stadiums
> Battle of Britain
> Battle of Hastings
> Battle of Waterloo
> Beach
> Bell Cutaway
> Belted Galloway
> Birds
> Blarney Castle
> Boeing 747
> Boeing Cutaway
> Bombardier Cutaway
> Book of Kells
> Breugel
> Bridges
> Bruce Springsteen
> Brunel
> California
> Canadian Rockies
> Cape Town
> Caravans
> Cars and Bikes
> Cat
> Cave Paintings
> Cessna Cutaway
> Chairman Mao
> Charles Dickens
> Chelsea
> Chinoiserie
> Cinema Exteriors
> Cliffs of Moher
> Cockapoo
> Concorde
> Cricket
> Cruise Ships
> Cyrille Regis
> D-DAY
> Dance
> David Bowie
> David Essex
> Devon
> DNA
> Dog Racing
> Dogs
> Dolphins and Whales
> Donald Campbell
> Dreamtime
> Duke of Edinburgh
> Edinburgh
> Eric de Mare
> Fencing
> Fidel Castro
> Film Poster
> Firefighters
> Flying Scotsman
> Forth Bridge
> Fortunino Matania
> Fred Astaire
> Gareth Edwards
> Geological
> George Best
> Ginger Rogers
> Glasgow
> Goat
> Gokstad Ship
> Golden Temple
> Graham Hill
> Grand Prix
> Gulfstream Cutaway
> Hadrian's Wall
> Harley-Davidson
> Heath Robinson
> Heaven or Hell
> HenryVIII
> Highclere Castle
> Highland Cow
> Hippocratic
> Horse Racing
> Human Body
> Ice Cold In Alex
> Inkblot
> Isle of Man TT
> Isle of Skye
> Jackie Stewart
> Jim Clark
> Jung
> King Arthur
> Lady of Shalott
> Lake District
> Larousse
> Laurel & Hardy
> Lawrence of Arabia
> Leonardo da Vinci
> Lockheed Martin Cutaway
> London
> Lord Nelson
> Lords Cricket Ground
> Maps and Charts
> Martin Luther
> Money
> Mountains
> Music Festivals
> Mythical Beasts
> Nikola Tesla
> Norse Mythology
> North Island
> Olympics
> Owen Farrell
> Paul Gascoigne
> Physicists
> Pink Floyd
> Plato
> Poets
> Politics
> Port Isaac
> Posters
> Queen Elizabeth II Portraits
> Queen Victoria
> Railway Posters
> Recruitment
> Red Arrows
> Religious Images
> Rembrandt
> River Mersey
> RNLI
> Roger Bannister
> Rolls Royce Cutaway
> Rugby World Cup
> Russian Leaders
> Samsara
> Santiago Ramon Y Cajal
> ScanEagle
> Sculpture
> Sheep
> Sherlock Holmes
> Shirley Temple
> Sikorsky Cutaway
> Six Nations
> Sloths
> Soldiers
> Spitfire
> St Andrews
> Stadium Art
> Steamship
> Suffragettes
> Surrealism
> Tees Transporter Bridge
> Television
> Tennis
> The Kelpies
> The London Blitz
> The Queen Mother
> Tibetan Art
> Tour De France
> Tower of London
> Trans-Antarctic Expedition
> Trees
> Turin Shroud
> Universities and Colleges
> Vietnam War
> Virginia Woolf
> Vulcan Bomber
> Wales
> Warships
> Waterloo Station
> William Hogarth
> Wind in the Willows
Posters
Religion
Science
Services
South America
Special Days
Sport
Transportation
Collections
Brunels tunnelling shield Featured Brunel Print

Brunels tunnelling shield

The tunnelling shield, or excavating machine designed by Sir Marc Isambard Brunel (1769- 1849) & used in the construction of the lining of the Thames tunnel. The shield (right) consists of twelve frames, which could be edged forward independently, supporting the side of the tunnel while allowing bricklayers to work from it. A moveable stage enabled building materials to be brought up to the level of the advancing face of the lining. The tunnel, running under the Thames between Rotherhithe & Wapping, was begun by Sir Marc Brunel in 1825 & completed in 1873 after his death. It was designed for foot passengers & later taken over by London Underground

© SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY.

First Christmas Card by Sir Henry Cole and John Horsley Featured Brunel Print

First Christmas Card by Sir Henry Cole and John Horsley

Reputedly the first Christmas card, this was designed by Horsley in 1843, and a coloured version sent out by Sir Henry Cole in 1846.
Commissioned by Sir Henry Cole and illustrated by John Callcott Horsley in London on 1 May 1843. The central picture shows three generations of a family raising a toast to the card's recipient: on either side are charity scenes including food and clothing being given to the poor. Allegedly the image of the family drinking wine together proved controversial, but the idea was shrewd: Cole had helped introduce the Penny Post three years earlier. Two batches totaling 2, 050 cards were printed and sold that year for a shilling each, and of those just a dozen are known to have survived.
We are offering reproduction prints of the original design. In 2001 an original version sold for a record 22, 500 pounds sterling at auction in Devizes, Wiltshire, England. After attracting bids from collectors in Britain and America, it eventually sold for the record-breaking price.
The auctioned card was especially sought after because it was sent by Sir Henry to his grandmother and aunt, and signed by the great Victorian.
John Callcott Horsley was an English painter, illustrator, and designer. Born in London on 29 January 1817, he was the grand-nephew of the English landscape painter Sir Augustus Callcott. His sister, Mary Elizabeth Horsley, was the wife of the famous British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Horsley studied painting at the Royal Academy where he met the painter Thomas Webster. His paintings were largely of historical subjects set in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, influenced by the Dutch masters Pieter de Hooch and Vermeer. From 1875 to 1897, Horsley was a rector and treasurer of the Royal Academy. Because he was strictly against nude models he earned the nickname "Clothes-Horsley".
Cole is credited with devising the concept of sending greeting cards at Christmas time

© Mary Evans Picture Library 2015 - https://copyrighthub.org/s0/hub1/creation/maryevans/MaryEvansPictureID/10021527

View of the (proposed) western archway of the Thames Tunnel, London, c1831 Featured Brunel Print

View of the (proposed) western archway of the Thames Tunnel, London, c1831

View of the (proposed) western archway of the Thames Tunnel, London, c1831. The Thames Tunnel, connecting Wapping and Rotherhithe, was the first underwater tunnel in the world. Completed as a foot tunnel in 1843, it was converted to a railway tunnel for the East London Railway in the 1860s. Sir Marc Isambard Brunel designed the tunnel, and his son, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, was site engineer

© London Metropolitan Archives (City of London) / Heritage-Images