Important Letters of George Frederick Watts

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Important Letters of George Frederick Watts

Published February 22, 2013

The National Portrait Gallery has been awarded £23,582 to fund the cataloguing of the papers and important letters of George Frederick Watts (1817-1904).
"The letters represent a broad cross-section of the artistic and social circles in which Watts moved. Many important Victorian figures are represented, including Matthew Arnold, Robert Browning, Julia Margaret Cameron, Thomas Carlyle, William Ewart Gladstone, Sir John Everett Millais, Cecil Rhodes, and Alfred, Lord Tennyson. The shortest letters record appointments for sittings and social engagements. More detailed exchanges relate to the organisation of exhibitions of Watts’s work and his art practice."
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