James Watt, Glasgow, by Francis Chantrey
James Watt by Sir Francis Chantrey

James Watt (1736-1819)

Francis Chantrey


Bronze on a Devonshire granite pedetal

George Square, Glasgow

  • Entire monument
  • The great inventor and engineer James Watt began his career by making mathematical instruments in Glasgow, and later carried out surveys of the Clyde, Forth and other canals, as well as improving the Clyde estuary ports (see McKenzie 123).

    Photograph and text Jacqueline Banerjee

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