James Watt, 1736 - 1819. Engineer and inventor

Oil on canvas | 76.8 x 64.2cm | 1806

After John Partridge; Sir William Beechey

James Watt, a Glasgow scientific instrument maker, is famed as the inventor of a new, more efficient steam engine. He went into partnership with Matthew Boulton in Birmingham to mass manufacture the new engines. This transformed industrial developmen...
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