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03 October 2019Watts Gallery Artists Village, Surrey – full day Thursday 3 October
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Watts Gallery Artists Village, Surrey – full day
Thursday 3 October

Thursday 03 October 2019

A full day to visit the home, studios, gallery, and chapel of George Frederick Watts and his wife, Mary Watts.

George Frederic Watts OM, RA (1817 – 1904) was widely considered to be the greatest painter of the Victorian era. A portraitist, sculptor, landscape painter and symbolist, Watts's work embodied the most pressing themes and ideas of the time, earning him the title England's Michelangelo.

Mary Watts (née Fraser Tytler) (1849-1938) married G F Watts in 1886 beginning a strong artistic partnership. Mary Watts was a renowned designer in her own right, founder of the Compton Pottery (1900) and creator of Watts Chapel.

Tours will be given of the gallery that displays a collection of the work of G F Watts displaying a range of his styles of work.   We will also be led through their home, a Grade II listed Arts & Crafts house, designed by Sir Ernest George in 1891 with original ceilings designed by Mary Watts. 

We will enjoy free access to explore at leisure the rest of the site including the chapel, the De Morgan collection and a temporary exhibition of work by John Frederick Lewis. 

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Group size: minimum 30, maximum 40