John William Godward, RBA (British, 1861-1922) Stesicrate

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Lot 75
John William Godward, RBA
(British, 1861-1922)
Stesicrate

£ 60,000 - 80,000US$ 77,000 - 100,000
John William Godward, RBA (British, 1861-1922)
Stesicrate
signed and dated 'J.W.GODWARD./1914.' (upper right); signed, inscribed and dated '"STESICRATE"/J.W.GODWARD./ROME. 1914.' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
50 x 40.5cm (19 11/16 x 15 15/16in).

Footnotes

  • We are grateful to Dr. Vern Swanson for his assistance in cataloguing this lot, which will be included in his forthcoming John William Godward catalogue raisonné currently in preparation.

    Provenance
    Anon. sale, Christie's, London, 9 December 1998, lot 235.
    Anon. sale, Christie's, London, 4 November 1999, lot 153.
    Private collection, UK.

    One of the most sensitive of Godward's bust-length portraits of classical women, Stesicrate radiates a quiet beauty. The background marble is tenderly coloured and veined, with a band of carved fretwork across it. The muted complimentary hues of her turquoise tunic and deep maroon toga tightly drawn around her, gives ample contrast to the setting. The black-haired beauty's down-cast eyes give subtle emotional thrust to the composition. In all, the present lot is a faultless example of Godward's perfect pitch in value, colour and sentiment.
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