George Frederic Watts, R.A., 1817-1904
Terracotta (Kaolin clay, lightly fired)
16 inches high x 7 inches wide by 6 ½ inches deep
Previously thought to be a plaster cast, this terracotta bears under the folds of the coats, the traces of original dark coloured moulding compound used in the creation of the bronze made by Watt's assistant, Thomas Wren. This terracotta would have used as the aide-memoire for the large plaster at Compton.
Vignetted by George P. Landow from a photograph by the owner.
Views of the large plaster model in the Watts Gallery