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John William Godward (1861-1922)

Neoclassicist painter John William Godward represents the end of the Preraphaelite/Neoclassicist era. A protege of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema who sometimes excelled his master, he was swept aside with the rest of the Neoclassicists with the arrival of World War I and painters like Picasso. He committed suicide at the age of 61. His already estranged family burned all of his papers. No known photographs of Godward survive.

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Art
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Crytilla
Expectation
The Favorite
Flowers of Venus
Tigerskin

1892
The Betrothed - Oil on canvas, 84cm long. Guildhall Art Museum.
Far Away Thoughts
Far Away Thoughts (another one)
Unknown

1893
Yes or No?

1895
Mischief and Repose - Oil on canvas. 23 x 51 1/2 in. - Getty Museum

1898
At the Gate of the Temple
On the Balcony
The Ring

1899
The Bouquet
The Delphic Oracle
The Mirror, or "Contemplation" - Oil on canvas; 32 x 15 in
The Signal - Oil on canvas. 26 x 18 in. - Getty Museum

1900
Idleness
The Toilet

1901
At the Garden Door
Girl in Yellow Drapery

1902
An Italian Girl's Head
Ionian Dancing Girl
With Violets Wreathed and Robe of Saffron Hue ....

1903
The Old, Old Story
The Rendezvous
Summer Flowers

1904
Dolce far Niente - Private collection.
A Melody
Reverie - Oil on canvas. 23 x 29 in. - Getty Museum

1905
A Greek Beauty
Flabellifera
Flabellifera (study)
Mischief
A Roman Matron

1906
Drusilla - Oil on canvas; 52.5 x 32.5 in
Nerissa
The Tambourine Girl
The Tambourine Girl (another)

1908
Athenais
A Classical Lady
A Grecian Girl
Ismenia

1909
At the Thermae
A Classical Beauty
A Grecian Lovely
Tympanistria

1910
Autumn
A Cool Retreat
Noonday Rest
Reverie

1911
In Realms of Fancy
On the Balcony

1912
Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
Reverie
Sabinella
A Tryst

1913
Golden Hours
In the Tepidarium
Le Billet Doux

1916
By the Blue Ionian Sea

1917
A Lily Pond
The Fruit Vendor

1918
Sweet Sounds, or "Song Without Words"

1922
Contemplation

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