The statue of Isaac Watts is by local artist Richard Cockle Lucas. It is sited in West Park (or Watts Park as it has been alternatively known since the statue was erected) facing south. The statue stands 8 feet high on a tall pedestal of grey marble. On three sides of the pedestal, scenes from his life are depicted on panels of light marble. The panels show him as teacher, poet and philosopher. It was paid for by public subscription, inaugurated by the Earl of Shaftesbury and unveiled 17 July 1861.

Isaac Watts Statue, West Park

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An engraving published by Rock & Co, probably for a travel guide, 1877

Isaac Watts Statue, West Park

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Photograph, c.2000


see also

Watts, Isaac


Further reading:
Memorials of Inauguration of the Statue of Dr. Isaac Watts. (HS/k)
Proceedings of the Inauguration of the Statue of Dr. Isaac Watts. (HS/k)
Southampton’s Historic Buildings, by R. J. Coles, p36. (HS/k)


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