16 of 17 portraits of James Watt
by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
marble bust, 1816
27 in. (686 mm) high
Lent by Collection of Lord Thomson of Fleet, 2003
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- Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey (1781-1841), Sculptor. Artist associated with 266 portraits, Sitter in 11 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.