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Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Falloden (1862-1933) Foreign Secretary

George Fiddes Watt

Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Falloden (1862-1933) Foreign Secretary

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Artist / EngraverGeorge Fiddes Watt (1873-1960)
TitleEdward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Falloden (1862-1933) Foreign Secretary
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensionsheight: 236.00 cm, width: 144.00 cm
Inscriptionnone
AcquisitionPresented by Lord Glenconner, January 1952
LocationUK, London, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Whitehall
GAC number1426
 
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Colour lithograph

published 5 February 1903

GAC 18369

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George Fiddes Watt

George Fiddes Watt, portrait painter, was born in Aberdeen, the son of a carpenter who specialised in the construction of ships. Watts left school at 14 to take up an apprenticeship with a firm of lithographic printers. From the age of 21 he studied life-drawing at the Royal Scottish Academy and later received commissions for portraits, mainly of local dignitaries. He married art teacher Jean Wilcox in 1903 and had three sons and a daughter. In 1910, he took a studio in London and began to exhibit at the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. When the bombing of London was particularly heavy in 1940 he moved to Cults, near Aberdeen. He died in Aberdeen at the age of 87.