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Steamboat Inventor Robert Fulton's Initialed Artistic Sketch

ROBERT FULTON (1765-1815). American Engineer, Artist, Inventor and Perfector of the Steamboat.

Hand-Drawn Original Artist Sketch Signed with Initials "R.F." (Robert Fulton), Dated 1813, Choice Extremely Fine:

Sketch Signed, "R.F." (Robert Fulton), measuring 4" x 3.5," dated 1813, in ink. An image of two men (or two images of the same man), looking a lot like Rembrandt, with some math notations on the upper right.

Although Robert Fulton is best remembered as an Inventor, he spent the first thirty years of his life pursuing a career in art, including painting miniatures. At age 30, he decided to discontinue his art career, but his ability to translate ideas into sketches continued to serve him well in his future. Exceedingly Rare.



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Robert Fulton (November 14, 1765 " February 24, 1815) was an American engineer and inventor who is widely credited with developing the first commercially successful steamboat. In 1800, he was commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte to design the Nautilus, which was the first practical submarine in history. He is also credited with inventing some of the world's earliest naval torpedoes for use by the British Navy
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