Wood model of lion's head

Made:
1809
maker:
Watt, James
1  Wood Lions head,  "Spring 1809". Overhead view of whole object against black background. Group shot of, from left to right 1924-792/2045, 1  Wood Lions head,  "Spring 1809"  and  1926-1075/369, 1 English

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1 Wood Lions head, "Spring 1809". Overhead view of whole object against black background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Group shot of, from left to right 1924-792/2045, 1 Wood Lions head, "Spring 1809" and 1926-1075/369, 1 English
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

1 Wood Lions head, “Spring 1809”

This item is part of the contents of the workshop that Scottish engineer James Watt developed at his home, Heathfield, at Handsworth, Birmingham, from c.1795 through to his death in 1819. Although Watt is best known for his work on the steam engine, his workshop contains a wide variety of objects from many different projects, from chemistry to sculpture-copying.

The description of the item was written by Edward Collins, the land agent responsible for Heathfield when the workshop was given to the Science Museum in 1924. Collins could not always identify what he was looking at, but always described what he saw clearly. This has allowed his descriptions to form the basis of subsequent research.

Details

Category:
James Watt's Garret Workshop
Object Number:
1924-792/2045
type:
carving
credit:
Major J.M. Gibson-Watt