Further reading


George Frederick Watts, 1864, photograph by Julia Margaret Cameron

Meynell, Wilfrid. “Our Living Artists: George Frederick Watts, R.A.” The Magazine of Art  (London) 1 (1878): 241–45.            

Monkhouse, Cosmo. “George Frederick Watts, R.A.” In Some Modern Artists and Their Work, edited by Wilfred Meynell, 225-53. New York: Cassell & Co., 1883.

Adams, Maurice B. Artists’ Homes: A Portfolio of Drawings including the Houses and Studios of Several Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects. London: B. T. Batsford, 1883.

Barrington, Mrs. Russell. Illustrated catalogue of the loan collection of paintings by George Frederick Watts, R.A. of London: with some account of the methods and aims of the artist, and a description of the intentions of the pictures. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1885.

Meynell, Wilfred. The Modern School of Art. 4 vols. London: Cassell, 1886.

Stephens, F. G. “George Frederick Watts, Esq., R.A., L.L.D.” Portfolio 18 (January 1887): 13-19.

De Montaigu, Countess Annie. “The Homes of English Artists.” The Chautauquan 12 (March 1891): 778-80.  

“Portraits of Celebrities: G. F. Watts, R.A.” Strand Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly 1 (January 1891): 371.

Cartwright, Ady Julia Mary. The Life and Work of George Frederick Watts, R.A. London: The Art Journal Office, 1896. 

Spielmann, M. H. “Mr. G. F. Watts: His Art and His Mission.” Nineteenth Century 41 (January–June 1897): 161–72.

Monkhouse, Cosmo. British Contemporary Artists. London: Heinemann, 1899.       

Goodman, Walter. “Artists’ Studios: As They Were and As They Are—II.” Magazine of Art 25   (July 1901): 357-62, 397-402.             

Bayliss, Wylkie. Five Great Painters of the Victorian Era: Leighton, Millais, Burne-Jones, Watts, Holman Hunt. London: S. Low, Marston and Co., 1902. 

Chesterton, G. K. G. F. Watts. New York: Dutton, 1904.

Barrington, Emilie. G. F. Watts: Reminiscences. New York: MacMillan, 1905.

Watts, Mary S. George Frederick Watts: The Annals of an Artist’s Life. 3 vols. London: Macmillan, 1912.

Blunt, Wilfred. “England’s Michelangelo”: A Biography of George Frederic Watts, O.M., R.A. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1975.

Dakers, Caroline. The Holland Park Circle: Artists and Victorian Society. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1999.

Bryant, Barbara Coffey. “Watts, George Frederic (1817-1904).” In Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2004-. Accessed November 16, 2016. 

Gould, Veronica Franklin, ed. The Vision of G. F. Watts, OM RA (1817-1904). Guilford, Surrey: Watts Gallery, 2004. 

Bryant, Barbara. G. F. Watts in Kensington: Little Holland House and Gallery. Compton, Surrey: Watts Gallery, 2009.

Gere, Charlotte. Artistic Circles: Design & Decoration in the Aesthetic Movement. London: V&A Publishing, 2010. [NK 2043 .G47 2010] pp. 195–98

Bills, Mark. An Artists’ Village: G. F. Watts and Mary Watts at Compton. London: Philip Wilson Publishers, 2011.