Watts and Company founded

Image of ChasubleIn July 1874, Watts and Company, an architecture and interior design company, was founded in London by George Gilbert Scott junior, Thomas Garner, and George Frederick Bodley. The firm was established within a cultural climate of transition. By the 1870s the Gothic Revival and the Aesthetic Movement began to overlap and merge. Sacred and secular architectural and decorative impulses increasingly shared common traits. These aesthetic shifts were accompanied by major debates in British religious and political spheres. Image: G. F. Bodley for Watts and Company (?), Chasuble, c.1882. Elizabeth Hoare Embroidery Gallery, Liverpool Cathedral. Used with permission. Author’s photograph.


Ayla Lepine, “On the Founding of Watts & Co., 1874″

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Jul 1874

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