James Watt

1 portrait of James Watt

James Watt

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
marble bust, 1816
27 in. (686 mm) high
Lent by Collection of Lord Thomson of Fleet, 2003
Primary Collection
NPG L227


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  • James Watt (1736-1819), Engineer. Sitter in 18 portraits.

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Chantrey and Watt were close friends and between 1811 and 1816 both men were involved in developing sculpture-pointing machines. Chantrey considered this powerful sculpture to be one of his greatest portraits.

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