16 November 2006
John William Godward (1861-1922)
signed and dated 'J.W. GODWARD. 1918' (lower right) and further signed and inscribed 'Tender Thoughts/J W. Godward' (on the backboard)
pencil and watercolour with scratching out
9¾ x 4¾ in. (24.8 x 12.1 cm.)
Anonymous sale [W.B. Simpson]; Christie's, London, 30 June 1922, lot 124 (47 gns to Messrs. W.W. Sampson);
Henry J. Mullen (+); Christie's, London, 21 March 1924, lot 60 (20 gns to W.W. Sampson).
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V. Swanson, John William Godward: The Eclipse of Classicism, p. 243, no. 13.
The present drawing, previously untraced, is thought to be a pendant to Godward's Oleanders (V. Swanson, op.cit., p. 242, no. 9.).
We are grateful to Professor Vern Swanson for his help in preparing this catalogue entry.
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