Thursday, 23 June 2011

Watts Gallery

The Watts Gallery in the village of Compton near Guildford has reopened after an £11m restoration. On Tuesday I saw a BBC London News tour of the gallery, but for some reason best known to the BBC this video is no longer available. So the title link takes you to the gallery's website, which is pretty but still a bit confused about whether it has reopened or not. It has. The gallery was originally created by George Frederick Watts and his wife, Mary, to house many of his paintings in the days when he was known as "England's Michelangelo". Above is one of his most evocative paintings: Hope (1886).


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