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“A Perpetual Song of Praise”: G. F. Bodley and Washington National Cathedral - Watts & Co.

“A Perpetual Song of Praise”: G. F. Bodley and ...

The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in the City and Diocese of Washington, otherwise known as Washington National Cathedral, is perhaps the most striking piece of Gothic...

“A Perpetual Song of Praise”: G. F. Bodley and ...

The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in the City and Diocese of Washington, otherwise known as Washington National Cathedral, is perhaps the most striking piece of Gothic...

Religious Motifs in Watts & Co.’s Special Items - Watts & Co.

Religious Motifs in Watts & Co.’s Special Items

The names of many of Watts & Co.’s vestment styles and fabrics are inspired by saints, including the Neri chasuble, the St Nicolas damask, and the St John damask, to...

Religious Motifs in Watts & Co.’s Special Items

The names of many of Watts & Co.’s vestment styles and fabrics are inspired by saints, including the Neri chasuble, the St Nicolas damask, and the St John damask, to...

Behind the Scenes at Watts & Co: a Q&A with the sewing team - Watts & Co.

Behind the Scenes at Watts & Co: a Q&A with the...

Q: Do you have a favourite signature embroidery or pattern from Watts; what makes it special? A: I would say the Gothic silk damasks. Our Gothic is one of the...

Behind the Scenes at Watts & Co: a Q&A with the...

Q: Do you have a favourite signature embroidery or pattern from Watts; what makes it special? A: I would say the Gothic silk damasks. Our Gothic is one of the...

The Early Years of Watts & Co - Watts & Co.

The Early Years of Watts & Co

While Watts & Co would become renowned for its clerical dress and ecclesiastical items, interior design commissions for stately homes predominated the practice in the firm’s earliest years. The earliest...

The Early Years of Watts & Co

While Watts & Co would become renowned for its clerical dress and ecclesiastical items, interior design commissions for stately homes predominated the practice in the firm’s earliest years. The earliest...

Gothic Revivalism and the Legacy of Sir George Gilbert Scott - Watts & Co.

Gothic Revivalism and the Legacy of Sir George ...

‘It is a happy circumstance, that the style which on its own intrinsic merits recommends itself as the groundwork of the future, is that which above all others is calculated to enlist our love and sympathy, from its association with the past’. --- Sir George Gilbert Scott, Remarks on Secular and Domestic Architecture, Present and Future (1857).   Sir George Gilbert Scott, one of the most prolific 19th...

Gothic Revivalism and the Legacy of Sir George ...

‘It is a happy circumstance, that the style which on its own intrinsic merits recommends itself as the groundwork of the future, is that which above all others is calculated to enlist our love and sympathy, from its association with the past’. --- Sir George Gilbert Scott, Remarks on Secular and Domestic Architecture, Present and Future (1857).   Sir George Gilbert Scott, one of the most prolific 19th...

Architectural Foundations: The Founding of Watts and Co. - Watts & Co.

Architectural Foundations: The Founding of Watt...

The Public Worship Regulation Act  1874 was a year of aesthetic transition in England. The Public Worship Regulation Act was passed in order to curtail elements of High Anglican ritualism,...

Architectural Foundations: The Founding of Watt...

The Public Worship Regulation Act  1874 was a year of aesthetic transition in England. The Public Worship Regulation Act was passed in order to curtail elements of High Anglican ritualism,...