Person    | Male  Born 23/2/1817  Died 1/7/1904

G. F. Watts

Categories: Art, Sculpture

Born in London. His piano-making father named him after Handel. Married briefly to Ellen Terry, many years his junior. 1886 married Mary Tytler. The statue 'Physical Energy' in Hyde Park is his. Leading supporter of the campaign against the use of birds' plumage in fashionable hats, a campaign which led to the creation of the Society for the Protection of Birds. Watts had a gallery built near Guildford for his work, which he opened in 1903. It is open to the public and still displays just his work, which we found of questionable quality. Much more interesting is the chapel, a short walk away, built by his wife, Mary, 1898-1904, well worth a visit.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
G. F. Watts

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PP - GFW

We can find no maker, nor date for the erection of this memorial, but its pos...

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PP - Watts relief

This looks as if it's carved wood but Bonhams says it's probably painted cera...

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This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
G. F. Watts

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Lord Holland statue

Yet anonther lazy London statue - see Peabody for our log of all the seated s...

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Physical Energy

{On a plaque laid into the ground in front of the statue:} George Frederic Wa...

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PP - 3A - Griffin

Thomas Griffin, fitters labourer, April 12, 1899, in a boiler explosion at a ...

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PP - 3B - Peart & Dean

The “fireman” on a steam train was the man who stoked the engine. You’ve seen...

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PP - 3C - Rogers

The Stella was a passenger ferry in service with the London and South Western...

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