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John William Godward Art For Sale: Girl With a Tambourine (Original)

Artist: John William Godward (English, 1861 – 1922)

Title: Girl With a Tambourine

Year: 1921

Style: Victorian Neoclassicist

Medium: Original Oil on Canvas

Picture Size: 16 inches wide x 32 inches high

Edition: This is the original artwork signed and dated by John William Godward: "J. W. Godward 1921"

Provenance: Verified by Springville Museum of Art

Background: The appearance of beautiful women in studied poses in so many of Godward's canvases causes many newcomers to his works to categorise him mistakenly as being Pre-Raphaelite, particularly as his palette is often a vibrantly colourful one.

However, the choice of subject matter (ancient civilisation versus, for example, Arthurian legend) is more properly that of the Victorian Neoclassicist: however, it is appropriate to comment that in common with numerous painters contemporary with him, Godward was a 'High Victorian Dreamer', producing beautiful images of a world which was idealised and romanticised.

Godward "quickly established a reputation for his paintings of young women in a classical setting and his ability to convey with sensitivity and technical mastery the feel of contrasting textures, flesh, marble, fur and fabrics." Godward's penchant for creating works of art set in the classical period probably came from the time period in which he was born.

Price: £345,000. (Exchange rates - will open in a new page)

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