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|Selected Letters||Letter from William Ewart Gladstone to G.F. Watts, dated 26 June 1894, offering the artist a baronetcy.|
Dear Mr Watts
clined, is now renewed through the medium of this note.
You had than ever accept titles to the honour that titles has since been amplified, and further deserved by well known causes.
I currently hope that you may be inclined to accept it and I hold this
hope in the interest of British art, which must always receive some beautiful impulse when public honour is awarded in quarters the best entitled to it.
Pray make my best compliments
to Mrs Watts, and believe me