George Frederic Watts

Standard Name: Watts, George Frederic


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Family and Intimate relationships Edith Craig
EC 's mother, the well-known actress Ellen Terry , had already, before Edith was born, been married to the painter G. F. Watts for less than a year from 1864, and was not divorced. She...
Family and Intimate relationships Christina Fraser-Tytler
CFT 's sister who became by marriage Mary Watts grew up to be an artist who in a retrospective of her work at the Watts Gallery in 1998 was called the unsung heroine of the...
Family and Intimate relationships Christina Fraser-Tytler
CFT 's portrait was painted by her sister Mary at least twice, in 1870 and again in 1877. In the spring of 1870 Christina chaperoned her younger sister on her first visit to George Frederic Watts
Family and Intimate relationships Christina Fraser-Tytler
He was not well enough to undertake charge of another parish for twelve years. Knitting proved to be a therapeutic activity, and he made a sweater for George Frederic Watts , along with many other...
Family and Intimate relationships Virginia Woolf
VW 's mother, née Julia Prinsep Jackson (1846-95), was born in India and brought to England as a toddler.
Hussey, Mark. Virginia Woolf A to Z. Facts on File, 1995.
She was a favourite niece (and subject) of photographer Julia Margaret Cameron , on whom...
Friends, Associates Pauline Johnson
In London, PJ visited and recited poetry before Edward Burne-Jones , George Frederic Watts , Frederic Leighton , Lawrence Alma-Tadema , and Jerome K. Jerome , among others.
Keller, Betty. Pauline: A Biography of Pauline Johnson. Douglas and McIntyre, 1981.
Friends, Associates Emilie Barrington
EB probably first met painter George Frederic Watts before she was married, at the studio of Dante Gabriel Rossetti .
There is some uncertainty as to the date of EB 's first meeting with Watts...
Leisure and Society L. T. Meade
These tastes leaned to the pre-Raphaelite, with Morris hangings and photogravures after Burne-Jones and Watts .
Black, Helen C. Pen, Pencil, Baton and Mask: Biographical Sketches. Spottiswoode, 1896.
222, 228
The house was also inhabited by a Persian cat and a fox-terrier; the two animals hated each other.
Black, Helen C. Pen, Pencil, Baton and Mask: Biographical Sketches. Spottiswoode, 1896.
Literary responses Olive Schreiner
The book was a particular delight to women readers, but its popularity extended to people of both genders and all classes. Lady Constance Lytton later recalled that her father and the artist George Frederic Watts
Occupation Emilie Barrington
She wrote to the Times on 30 March 1888 about a scheme, first proposed by George Frederic Watts and now to be undertaken by Walter Crane for the Kyrle Society , which combined her interest...
Occupation Emilie Barrington
After Watts 's former residence at Little Holland House was pulled down in 1875, it was EB who provided a long-term home at her own house for some of the frescoes with which Watts had...
Textual Features Virginia Woolf
Freshwater was the name of Julia Margaret Cameron 's estate on the Isle of Wight, where Anne Thackeray Ritchie had a cottage. The Stephen children had stayed there.
Lee, Hermione. Virginia Woolf. Chatto and Windus, 1996.
This farcical presentation of Victorian life...
Textual Production Emilie Barrington
EB compiled a critical catalogue of paintings by George Frederic Watts for an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York—which she herself had persuaded Watts to agree to.
Macmillan, Hugh. The Life Work of George Frederic Watts, R.A. J. M. Dent, 1906.
41, 42
Textual Production Emilie Barrington
EB published her first biography: G. F. Watts : Reminiscences.
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20 February 1864
Painter George Frederic Watts married the young stage-star Ellen Terry , thirty years his junior.
During this period, photographer Julia Margaret Cameron took some of her best known portraits of famous men.
10 October 1868
Actress Ellen Terry began living out of wedlock with Edward Godwin .
Mary Seton Watts , artist, designer, and architect, founded the Compton Potters' Arts Guild .