London, South Kensington
18 November 2009
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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Vern Swanson, Phd., John William Godward: The Eclipse of Classicism, The Antique Collectors Club, Suffolk, 1997, p. 22, pl. 14.
The present lot, a portrait of Godward's grandmother, is the earliest known work by the artist.
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