• Victorian and British Impressi auction at Christies

    Sale 5881

    Victorian and British Impressionist Pictures including Drawings and Watercolours

    18 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 90

    John William Godward, R.B.A. (1858-1922)

    Portrait of Mary Perkinton Godward (d. 1866)

    Price Realised  

    John William Godward, R.B.A. (1858-1922)
    Portrait of Mary Perkinton Godward (d. 1866)
    watercolour and bodycolour
    4½ x 3/4 in. (11.4 x 8.3 cm.)
    Painted circa 1880-81.


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    The present lot, a portrait of Godward's grandmother, is the earliest known work by the artist.

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    Literature

    Vern Swanson, Phd., John William Godward: The Eclipse of Classicism, The Antique Collectors Club, Suffolk, 1997, p. 22, pl. 14.