Image of George Frederick Watts

George Frederick Watts (1817 -1904) – “the English Michelangelo”

George Frederick Watts – England’s Michelangelo

Thurs 22nd June 2017

Departs: 9.15am – return departure 16.30pm

Price: £35 per person

*This trip is now fully booked*

We are offering a wonderful day out at Watts Gallery and Artists Village in Compton, nr.Guilford, Surrey to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of George Frederick Watts (1817-1904).

Watts was widely considered to be the greatest painter of the Victorian era. A portraitist, sculptor, landscape painter and symbolist, Watts’ work embodied the most pressing themes and ideas of the time, earning him the title England’s Michelangelo.

The Gallery and Artists Village is a splendid site with so much to see and enjoy. The whole site includes the Watts Gallery itself; The Watts studio; the astonishing Watts Chapel; Limnerslease, Watts’ arts and crafts home; the Compton Pottery; the Watts Gallery Library and Archive; the de Morgan collection of ceramics and paintings and not forgetting the delightful gardens and grounds.

To keep costs low, all sites at the Gallery and Village are self-guided apart from Limnersleave House which is accessible by tour only.  If you do wish to take a guided tour of the House, this can be arranged at an additional cost of £5 if sufficient numbers choose to book.

Please note there is a 10 min uphill walk to Limnerslease House and Watts’ Studios and a 10 min walk to the Chapel.  The House and Chapel are not currently wheelchair accessible.  Please wear comfortable shoes if you wish to visit these sites.

This trip is now fully booked.