Engraving of James Watt from Heriot Watt collection.

This wonderful engraving is from the collection held by Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. (A copy is also held by the McLean Museum and Art Gallery in Greenock.)

It shows a younger James Watt.

It was produced by John Le Conte (1816-1887), inspired by a painting by John Blake MacDonald (held by the Hunterian Art Gallery at the University of Glasgow).

You’ll find more portraits of Watt on the Watt 2019 website.