About our collections.

Enjoy immersing yourself in our collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, pottery and more.

Discover the smallest paper sketch, to the colossal sculptures George turned to in later life. Each category below is carefully curated to reveal some of our most impressive and famous pieces, along with blogs going into the history and detail behind the art.

What will you find?

We are delighted to announce that the Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village is now recognised under the Arts Council’s UK Museum Accreditation Scheme. We have been accredited for excelling in the fundamental requirements of a museum, such as the management of our collection, our engagement with visitors and our governance. Our thanks go to everyone who has made this possible.


George Frederic Watts, Clytie, c. 1865-69

Based on the transformation of the water nymph Clytie into a heliotrope flower, George used a wide rage of materials to create different sculptures of this Greek myth

Mary Watts, Illustrated Photograph Album, 1865-67

This photograph album is thought to be Mary’s earliest-surviving creative work.

George Frederic Watts, Sower of the Systems, 1902

A product of advances in astrology, this unique depiction of 'the unpaintable subject' impressed George's contemporaries

Collection themes

List of collections.

  1. Watts in profile with his recognisable white beard, wearing the skullcap and robes

    George Frederic Watts

  2. A watercolour image of women with her hair tied back

    Mary Watts

  3. A set of decorative tiles depicting a blue dragon on a yellow background surrounded by purple flowers and green stalks

    William and Evelyn De Morgan

  4. Sketch of G F Watts's bust as a youth

    Drawings and watercolours

  5. A landscape painting with an orange clouded sky and a tree


  6. Side profile of a head, made in plaster


  7. Oil on canvas painting depicting large orange and yellow sun with rays and dramatic clouds

    Historical and biblical

  8. a couple posed with their four children around them


  9. Figures struggle out of fire on the left towards a group of figures on the right


  10. A pottery relief of a girl in a pink dress harvesting a field while a young man sits nearby

    The Potters’ Arts Guild at Compton