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PROPERTY FROM A JAPANESE PRIVATE COLLECTION

John William Godward
BYRSINA
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PROPERTY FROM A JAPANESE PRIVATE COLLECTION

John William Godward
BYRSINA
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Details & Cataloguing

Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art

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John William Godward
1861 - 1922
BYRSINA
signed and dated l.r.: J.W. Godward 1915; also titled, signed, inscribed ROME and dated on the reverse
oil on canvas, circular
diameter 49.5cm., 19½in.
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Provenance

Leger Galleries, London, June 1971;
Sotheby's, Belgravia, 10 April 1973, lot 175

Literature

Vern G. Swanson, John William Godward - The Eclipse of Classicism, 1997, cat.no. 1915.2., illustrated p.238

Catalogue Note

Byrsina is a character mentioned by Aristophanes in The Knights where she is described as the mother of Hippias.

Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art

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London