George Frederic Watts(1817-1904), Painter and sculptor; Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery
Sitter in 43 portraits
Artist associated with 92 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 the actress Ellen Terry, 1864 (separated 1865), and secondly the artist and ceramicist Mary Fraser Tytler, 1886.
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by Henry Jamyn Brooks
oil on canvas, 1889
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- The Watts Collection
- Room 26: Portraits by G.F. Watts
- Only Connect
- Only Connect - installation video
- 2017 Anniversaries
- Room 26: G.F. Watts Bicentenary
- Rebel women
- Room 25: Women, politics and domestic life in Victorian Britain
- Princes of Victorian Bohemia: Photographs by David Wilkie Wynfield
- Julia Margaret Cameron: 'Poets, prophets, painters and lovely maidens'
- Self image: making a self-portrait (2)
- Perspective: Seeing where you stand
- Explore the portraits and room in the Private View of the Old Masters Exhibition at the Royal Academy