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Watts, George Frederick
Eminent English painter, born in London; is distinguished as a painter at once of historical subjects, ideal subjects, and portraits; did one of the frescoes in the Poets' Hall of the Houses of Parliament and the cartoon of "Caractacus led in Triumph through the Streets of Rome"; has, as a "poet-painter," by his "Love and Death," "Hope," and "Orpheus and Eurydice," achieved a world-wide fame; he was twice over offered a baronetcy, but on both occasions he declined; b . 1817.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Watts, George Frederick'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/w/watts-george-frederick.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.