- About the work
About the artist
Frederick Waters Watts lived on the High Street in Lambeth, London, before moving to Hampstead in around 1821, where he remained for the next ten years. He then lived in Camden Town and returned to Hampstead, to live at Haverstock Terrace, in about 1838. Watts was a prolific artist who exhibited widely, including 76 works at the Royal Academy, 108 at the British Institute and 65 at the Society of British Artists. He presumably married as he had a least one child, a son named Frederick Hask Watts. In 1868, shortly after the artist’s death, ‘The Times’ reported that his son had died at the age of 31 on board a P. and O. steamer returning from Bombay.
- Oil on canvas
- height: 134.50 cm, width: 120.00 cm
- Purchased from E & H Thompson, Carlisle, June 1954
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