Lot 19
  • 19

John William Godward, R.B.A.

30,000 - 50,000 GBP
37,500 GBP
bidding is closed


  • John William Godward, R.B.A.
  • A Priestess of Bacchus
  • signed and dated u.r.: J.W.Godward. 1890.
  • oil on canvas


Thomas McLean, London (Godward's agent), 1890, for £25;
George James, London, by whom sold Christie's, London, 10 April 1897, lot 105 as Bacchante Resting for £97.14s to Arthur Tooth & Sons, London;
Sotheby's, Belgravia, 22 February 1972, lot 163 as On the Terrace, to Edward Crawshaw, London, by whom sold to Peter Child, London, in the same year, by whom sold Sotheby's, Belgravia, 23 June 1981, lot 38, where purchased by the present owner


Vern Swanson, John William Godward - The Eclipse of Classicism, 1997, p.178, cat.no.1890.11, illustrated p.40, colour plate 10