Friday 13 October

12pm

Free with admission

This week, our curatorial team introduce two brand-new additions to the Watts Gallery collection, painted by Watts for his close friend Jeanie Senior. The paintings are family portraits of Mrs Margaret Hughes and Mr Walter Senior, Jeanie Senior's mother and son respectively.

See these portraits side-by-side for the first time as we reunite the Senior family in our historic galleries.

With thanks to the Art Fund and V&A Purchase Grant Fund for funding the acquisitions.


Margaret Elizabeth Hughes, née Wilkinson Margaret Elizabeth Hughes, née Wilkinson (1800-87), 1858, panel, 17 x 15 in. (43.2 x 38.1 cm)
Walter Nassau Senior Walter Nassau Senior (1850-1933), 1875, canvas, 32 x 27 in (81.3 x 68.6 cm)