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G.F. Watts: Victorian Visionary: Highlights from the Watts Gallery Collections
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G.F. Watts: Victorian Visionary: Highlights from the Watts Gallery Collections Hardcover - 2009

by Mark Bills; Barbara Bryant


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Widely regarded as a genius and as the greatest painter of the Victorian age, George Frederic Watts (1817-1904) was a ceaseless experimenter throughout his seventy-year career. He was not only the finest and most penetrating portraitist of his age but also a sculptor, landscape painter, and symbolist. This beautifully illustrated book encompasses the work of his entire career, from his early self-portrait in 1834 and first exhibited painting in the Royal Academy in 1837 to his most iconic work, Hope, and the remarkable, almost abstract painting, Sower of the Systems, completed in 1903. In addition, the book includes historic photographs and archival materials, especially concerning the establishment in 1904 of the Watts Picture Gallery in Compton, Surrey, for the permanent exhibition of his art. Essays by leading scholars examine the artist's output, life, reception, and legacy.


Exhibition Schedule:

Guildhall Art Gallery (November 11, 2008-April 2009)

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  • Title G.F. Watts: Victorian Visionary: Highlights from the Watts Gallery Collections
  • Author Mark Bills; Barbara Bryant
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Edition 1st Edition
  • Pages 310
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Yale University Press, USA
  • Date 2009-01
  • Illustrated Yes
  • ISBN 9780300142570 / 0300142579
  • Weight 4.05 lbs (1.84 kg)
  • Dimensions 11.1 x 9.8 x 1.2 in (28.19 x 24.89 x 3.05 cm)
  • Library of Congress subjects Watts, George Frederick - Criticism and, Watts Gallery
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 2008019045
  • Dewey Decimal Code 759.2

About the author

Mark Bills is curator, Watts Gallery, and formerly senior curator of paintings, prints, and drawings, the Museum of London. He is coeditor of William Powell Frith, Painting the Victorian Age (Yale). Barbara Bryant is an art historian, writer, and consultant specializing in the work of G. F. Watts. She wrote the exhibition catalogue G. F. Watts Portraits: Fame & Beauty in Victorian Society (2004).

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