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George Frederic Watts (1817-1904), Painter and sculptor
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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- Visualising Portraits: The Brownings
27 November, 14:00