A Persian princess signed and dated 'J.W.GODWARD '98' (upper centre) oil on canvas 45.5 x 40.5 cm. (18 x 21 in.)
Provenance: William Francis Darnell of Stamford Hill, London, sold Christie's London, 12 July 1918 (51) for £73.10s, bt. Messrs. Stephen Gooden and Fox, London; Sir Jermiah Coleman, Bart, Reigate Surrey, sold Christie's London, 18 September 1942 (78) for £21; bt Messrs. Nathan Mitchell, London; Private collection, UK; thence by descent.
Literature: Vern Grosvenor Swanson, PhD., John William Godward: The Eclipse of Classicism, 1988, p.197.
The present lot is identifiable as The Persian Princess listed in Vern Swanson's biography of the artist as 'present location unknown' from fragments of an old label on the reverse.