Watson, George Spencer (1869-1934) by Scholes, Robert

George Spencer Watson (1869 – 1934) He was born in London and studied at the Royal Academy Schools. His daughter Mary Spencer Watson, born in 1913, became a sculptor and is now better known than her father. Ezra Pound, reviewing a show of the National Portrait Society in 1918, had this to say: George Spencer Watson “at first wink, seems to have managed to do dress goods quite up to Tate Gallery standards; then one perceives that one cannot quite say whether the skirt really is satin” . The image linked below suggests that Pound was being a bit unfair–neither the first nor the last time, for him. (NA 22.18:356)

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