430 cm high x 70 cm square
granite - Black Indian
Location: Newton Street. Detail of the three top heads on the sculpture. Five portrait heads of different sizes based on Francis Chantrey's bust of James Watt, a resident of Birmingham, in Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery. Each head is progressively less finished as its size increases. Each head has the same proportions and this alludes to the polygliptic machines used to enlarge sculptures which Watt developed in his later life.
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Creator Dates - Born:
Sculpture -- England -- Birmingham
Public sculpture -- England -- Birmingham
Watt, James, 1736-1819
Sculpture, British -- 1900-2000
Memorials -- England -- Birmingham
Monuments -- England -- Birmingham