The Hunterian Museum with the Statue of James Watt
- Art Funded
- 54 x 46 cm
- Art Fund grant
- £871 (Total: £1,986)
- Fine Art Society
The Museum was opened in 1807 in Stark's fine Neo-classical temple. The present Hunterian Museum contains the statue of Watt by Chantrey, the Newcomen Engine as modified by Watt and the early 19th-century chairs to be seen in the picture. This is also a highly interesting genre painting in representing two artisans admiring Chantrey's statue and studying the origin of Watt's most significant invention.
Fine Art Society.
Hunterian Art Gallery Tue–Sat 10am–5pm, Sun 11am–4pm. Mackintosh House Guided tours Tue - Fri, 10am - 12.30pm. Self guided from 1pm and at weekends. Last entry 4.15pm (3.15pm Sun).