432
432
John William Godward, R.B.A.
BRITISH
SITTING FOR HER PORTRAIT 
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
432
John William Godward, R.B.A.
BRITISH
SITTING FOR HER PORTRAIT 
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th Century European Art

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John William Godward, R.B.A.
1861-1922
BRITISH
SITTING FOR HER PORTRAIT 
signed J W GODWARD and dated 93. (upper left) 
oil on canvas 
14 by 11 7/8 in.
35.6 by 30.2 cm
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Exhibited

London, Royal Academy, 1893, no. 748

Literature

Henry Blackburn, Academy Notes, 1893, p. 22 
"The Royal Academy—II," The Photographic News, London, May 19, 1893, p. 318
The Athenaeum, London, May 20, 1893, no. 3421, p. 644
Vern G. Swanson, John William Godward, The Eclipse of Classicism, Woodbridge, 1997, p. 188, no. 1893.12
Vern G. Swanson, J.W. Godward 1861-1922, The Eclipse of Classicism, Woodbridge, 2018, p. 269-70, no. 1893.12, illustrated

Catalogue Note

Sitting for her Portrait was exhibited at the Royal Academy in London in 1893, where it was met with praise. One journalist for The Photographic News described the work as "almost a revelation," and compared the present lot to the work of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, the giant of Victorian painting who Godward devotedly followed: "it is as good as a picture by Tadema himself" ("The Royal Academy—II," p. 318). 

19th Century European Art

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