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Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

George Frederic Watts (1817-1904), Painter and sculptor; Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery

Portraits by this artist in Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue | Other NPG portraits

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John Passmore Edwards

by George Frederic Watts
1894
NPG 3958

Josephine Butler

by George Frederic Watts
1895
NPG 2194

Sir (William Matthew) Flinders Petrie

by George Frederic Watts
1900
NPG 3959

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