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Oakley Vale Primary school

Year 3 Curriculum

Robert Howlett | [Isambard Kingdom Brunel Standing Before the Launching  Chains of the Great Eastern] | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Isambard Kingdom Brunel by Robert Howlett – 1857 – National Portrait Gallery, London

Year Three study bridges this term and one of the most famous bridge engineers is Isambard Kingdom Brunel. This photograph, taken in 1857 shows the “Little giant” up against the huge launching chains of his ship “The Great Eastern”. Notice how delicate his watch chain is against the chains of the ship and how he is proud to be pictured in his mud-splattered clothing.


Knowledge Organiser for Spring Term: