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George Frederic Watts

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George Frederic Watts, by Julia Margaret Cameron, 1864 - NPG P215 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

George Frederic Watts

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print, 1864
9 7/8 in. x 7 7/8 in. (250 mm x 200 mm)
Purchased, 1982
Primary Collection
NPG P215


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  • George Frederic Watts (1817-1904), Painter and sculptor. Sitter in 42 portraits, Artist associated with 85 portraits.

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  • Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879), Pioneer photographer. Artist associated with 112 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.

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Cameron probably first met Watts in the late 1840s. Watts was a prominent member of the artistic salon of Cameron's younger sister, Sarah Prinsep, and settled himself with her and her husband, the painter Val Prinsep, at Little Holland House. As Sarah wrote: 'He came to stay three days: he stayed thirty years'.

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