The painting of “James Watt and the Steam Engine: the Dawn of the Nineteenth Century”, by James Eckford Lauder (NG 2435), has gone on show at the Scottish National Gallery on the Mound in Edinburgh.

Visitors can see the piece – described as the “world’s largest and most spectacular painting” of Watt – until September. The painting dates from the 1850s.

It is pictured above during its previous display at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh.

Read our previous post on this masterpiece to find out more.

Read a new blog about James Watt on the National Galleries of Scotland website.

Read a background article on Watt at National Galleries on this website.

Visit the Scottish National Gallery website.