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George Frederic Watts (1817-1904), Painter and sculptor

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sitter in 42 portraits
Artist associated with 85 portraits
Painter; won premiums at Westminster Palace Competitions, 1842 and 1847; visited Italy, 1843-7; his large allegorical works on universal themes appealed deeply to the Victorians, and he was considered to be the greatest English artist of his age; RA, 1867; married Ellen Terry, 1864 (separated 1865), and secondly Mary Fraser Tytler, 1886.

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5087

George Frederic Watts

by George Frederic Watts
oil on panel, circa 1860
On display in Room 26 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5087

1980

George Frederic Watts

by Alphonse Legros
bronze medal, 1895-1900
On display in Room 26 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1980

5223

George Frederic Watts

by Louis Reid Deuchars, after a photograph by George Andrews
oil on canvas, 1899
On display on the Staircase: Mezzanine Landing at Bodelwyddan Castle
NPG 5223

Ax14830

George Frederic Watts

by John Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG Ax14830

Ax17281

George Frederic Watts

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1870
NPG Ax17281

Ax17855

George Frederic Watts

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1870
NPG Ax17855

x27302

George Frederic Watts

by Elliott & Fry
albumen print on card mount, arched top, circa 1870
NPG x27302

x129604

George Frederic Watts

by Frederick Hollyer
platinum print on card mount, 1880
NPG x129604

x20029

George Frederic Watts

by Frederick Hollyer
platinum print on card mount, 1880
NPG x20029

Ax17676

George Frederic Watts

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1882
NPG Ax17676

x9054

George Frederic Watts

by Alexander Bassano
albumen print, 23 November 1883
NPG x9054

Ax27825

George Frederic Watts

by and published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, after Frank Dudman, for Joseph Parkin Mayall
photogravure, circa 1883, published 1884
NPG Ax27825

Ax29137

George Frederic Watts

by Henry Herschel Hay Cameron (later The Cameron Studio), published by T. Fisher Unwin
photogravure, 1885, published 1893
NPG Ax29137

x20030

George Frederic Watts

by Henry Herschel Hay Cameron (later The Cameron Studio)
albumen print on card, 1885
NPG x20030

x127493

George Frederic Watts

by Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print on cream card mount, 1889
NPG x127493

x7399

George Frederic Watts

by Ralph Winwood Robinson, published by C. Whittingham & Co
platinum print, circa 1889, published 1892
NPG x7399

x27297

George Frederic Watts

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, 1890s
NPG x27297

x27296

George Frederic Watts

possibly by Thomas Donovan & Co
platinotype cabinet card, 1890
NPG x27296

x19020

George Frederic Watts

by Frederick Hollyer
platinum print on card mount, 1893
NPG x19020

x197044

George Frederic Watts

published by Ogden's
cigarette card, published circa 1894-1904
NPG x197044

x27301

George Frederic Watts

by Emery Walker Ltd, after George Andrews
photogravure, published 1912 (6 June 1895)
NPG x27301

x19021

George Frederic Watts

by George Andrews
bromide print on card mount, 6 June 1895
NPG x19021

x35396

George Frederic Watts

by George Andrews
bromide print, February 1896
NPG x35396

x27299

George Frederic Watts

by Ernest Herbert ('E.H.') Mills, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, circa 1900
NPG x27299

D32232

George Frederic Watts

by Alphonse Legros
drypoint, circa 1879
NPG D32232

D32140

George Frederic Watts

after John Caswall Smith
relief halftone, before 1899
NPG D32140

D32233

George Frederic Watts

by Mortimer Luddington Menpes
drypoint, circa 1900
NPG D32233

x27298

George Frederic Watts

by Lock & Whitfield
woodburytype, 1882 or before
NPG x27298

x27300

George Frederic Watts

by Ralph Winwood Robinson, published by C. Whittingham & Co
platinum print, circa 1889, published 1892
NPG x27300

x197701

George Frederic Watts

after George Andrews
photogravure postcard print, February 1896; published 1904 or after
NPG x197701

D42236

Key to Private View of the Old Masters Exhibition, Royal Academy, 1888

after Henry Jamyn Brooks
photograph, 1919 or after
NPG D42236