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Three quarter length portrait of James Watt (1736-1819) seated in a dark green coat and waistcoat beside a table with his right hand resting on some papers.
Portrait of James Watt by Sir Thomas Lawrence, c. 1812
© Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
- Oil on canvas Dimensions: 142.3 x 111.9 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £67,200 ( Total: £302,200; Tax remission)
- Acquired in:
Until now, Birmingham had no portrait of one of its most famous residents. Watts together with his partner Matthew Boulton had a long and very significant association with Birmingham. This work was acquired with assistance from the Wolfson Foundation.
James Watt; James Watt Junior; Matthew Piers Robinson Boulton; by descent to vendor.