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The Independent: Watts Gallery: A fitting makeover for a Victorian hero

Posted 15th June 2011
Watts Contemporary Gallery

The Watts Gallery was neglected and shabby. Now a £11.5m refit has restored its former glory, says Virginia Ironside

When I was young the paintings of the Victorian artist, GF Watts were much loved in our house. Highly moral, narrative and grandiose pictures, they featured spiritual struggles and emotional torment that pulled at the heart-strings.

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