Large Victorian Print



A Victorian print of a reproduction of a painting by Jon William Godward.  A wonderfully calming print in a carved wooden frame edged with small ivy leaves in old gold. This print is wonderful to own if you are a fan of Godward and his Neo-Classicism inspired style.
The frame is approx 75cm x 55cm and is quite heavy in weight.
The frame is the original and it is glazed.  The paper backing, also the original is starting to wear and is rather fragile to reveal the wooden backing board.  I have had to take images of the frame on a slight angle due to this wonderfully sunny weather we are having reflecting off the glass. 

PLEASE NOTE: that the mount surrounding the print has been watermarked, I know some of you won't mind this as it is part of its journey but I wanted to highlight this in words as well as the photographs just in case you didn't notice.
Due to the size of this frame means that it moves to the higher postal bracket.

"The appearance of beautiful women in studied poses in so many of Godward's canvases causes many newcomers to his works to categorize him mistakenly as being Pre-Raphaelite, particularly as his palette is often a vibrantly colourful one. The choice of subject matter (ancient civilization versus, for example, Arthurian legend) is more properly that of the Victorian Neo-classicist. In common with numerous painters contemporary with him, Godward was a 'High Victorian Dreamer', producing images of an idealized and romanticized world that, in the case of both Godward and Alma-Tadema, came to be criticized as a world-view of 'Victorians in togas'.

Godward "quickly established a reputation for his paintings of young women in a classical setting and his ability to convey with sensitivity and technical mastery the feel of contrasting textures, flesh, marble, fur and fabrics.") Godward's penchant for creating works of art set in the classical period probably came from the time period in which he was born. "The last full-scale classical revival in western painting bloomed in England in the 1860s and flowered there for the next three decades

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