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James Watt (1736–1819)
James Watt (1736–1819)
James Watt (1736–1819)
James Watt (1736–1819)
James Watt (1736–1819)
James Watt (1736–1819)
James Watt (1736–1819)
James Watt (1736–1819)

Photo credit: Heriot-Watt University

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This statue was made for the university's predecessor, the Watt Institution and School of Arts, by Peter Slater, who taught ornamental modelling there. It was moved to its current position in 1990. The plinth under the statue contains a time capsule.

Heriot-Watt University



James Watt (1736–1819)






H 170 x W 100 x D 183 cm (E);
Plinth: H 128 x W 172 x D 254 cm

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Signature/marks description

right side of base: PETER SLATER / SCULPTOR

Inscription description

front of plinth: JAMES WATT


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Heriot-Watt University

Mary Burton Centre, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH14 4AS Scotland

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