The Watts Gallery first opened in 1904 to house the work of GF Watts; it has recently been restored to the original decorative scheme. The information booklets that accompany each room and give background to the paintings are among the briefest and best written.
Until the 9th of June, there is also an exhibition of work by the pre-Raphaelite painter Eleanot Fortescue-Brickdale which is well worth catching if you can do so.
Here are a few photos of the Watts Gallery:
And above the Richard Jefferies Gallery, I got very excited by this until I discovered this RJ worked at the Watts Gallery.
The book gives a fascinating account of not only garden pots, but the making of and designs used in the chapel described below.
The second part of the visit was to the Watts Chapel, described as an Arts and Crafts Masterpiece, the Chapel stands on Budburrow Hill about 300 yards from the Watts Gallery, it is a Grade 1 listed building which was consecrated in 1898 and continues to be a working cemetery chapel.
Mary Watts, GF Watts wife, was the artistic force behind the design, building and decoration of the chapel.
Here's the chapel as approached from the path.
And below even more detail of another part of the door.
If the outside of the Chapel is splendid, the inside takes one's breath away: as the guide book says 'This extraordinary building is a wonderful fusion of Byzantine and Celtic models'.
Below part of the decoration of the inside of the building.
And outside again:
Look at the headstone above.
A wonderfully designed cross above and below two of the terracotta seats.