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

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sitter in 43 portraits
Artist associated with 90 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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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

Ax29138

George Frederic Watts

by Henry Herschel Hay Cameron (later The Cameron Studio), published by T. Fisher Unwin
photogravure, published 1893 (1885)
NPG Ax29138

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

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