The Sweet Siesta of a Summer's Day

provenance

Arthur Tooth and Son, London. Knight, Frank and Rutley, London, 15 October 1958, lot172 (49½ gns.). Williams and Son, London. Percy Polak Ltd. London, 16 November 1958 (55 gns.) Harrods, London. Private collection, Warwickshire Richard Green, London, 1995 Private collection, U.S.A., 1996-2008

exhibited

London, Royal Academy, 1891, no. 908 London, Arthur Tooth and Son, Winter Exhibition, 1891, no. 4.

literature

Henry Blackburn, Academy Notes 1891, London, 1891, p. 22. Vern Swanson, John William Godward: The Eclipse of Classicism, Woodbridge, 1997, p. 182, no. 9, illustrated p. 41, pl. 12.

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John William Godward

b. 09.08.1861
Wimbledon, England

d. 13.12.1922
London, England

John William Godward can be considered the best of the last great European painters that embraced Roman and Greek Classical antiquity in their art. In his work we can see the final summation of half a millennium of Classical antique influence on Western Painting. With his tragic suicide in 1922, this tradition more or less disappeared with him.  John William Godward was born into a bour . . .
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