James Watt

Made:
1856 in United Kingdom
maker:
William Beechey
artist:
Abraham Wivell

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Painting, James Watt / by Abraham Wivell (fl. 1850-1865), 1856. Oil on canvas; 76x64cm oval, in gilt frame 98x86x8.5cm.
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Painting, James Watt / by Abraham Wivell (fl. 1850-1865), 1856. Oil on canvas; 76x64cm oval, in gilt frame 98x86x8.5cm.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Portrait oil painting, of Watt James (1736-1819) ,Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer whose improvements to the Newcomen steam engine were fundamental to the Industrial Revolution, by Wivell Abraham junior, 1856. Oil on canvas; 76x64cm oval, in gilt frame 98x86x8.5cm. After an original of 1801 by Sir W. Beechey, R.A. in the Birmingham Art Gallery. Signed and dated bottom left. Portrait, HS.

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Category:
Art
Object Number:
1857-307
Materials:
gilt, oil paint on canvas
Measurements:
frame: 980 mm x 860 mm x 85 mm,
Image: 760 mm x 640 mm
type:
portrait
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • visual and verbal communication
  • oil painting - visual work
credit:
Woodcroft Collection
status:
Permanent collection

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