The newly restored Watts Gallery showcases the work of artist G. F. WATTS. There is also work by his wife MARY WATTS, though that is best seen at the Watts Chapel a short walk from the Gallery. I found material for 3 of my Themes – sundials, mazes and (stretching the definition somewhat) ‘stone’ marks. Here are examples in the first two categories; I’ll leave the remarkable terracotta gravestones (and their lettering) for another time.
SUNDIALS AT COMPTON
The Garden Sundial
An ususual sundial, now kept inside the Gallery
MAZES AT COMPTON
A maze on the altar front in the Watts Chapel
Terracotta Angel holding a Maze outside the Chapel, among other elaborate ornamentation
This similar Angel and Maze was on the other side of the Chapel