John William Godward Hand Numbered Limited Edition Print on Paper :"Summer Flowers"
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John William Godward Hand Numbered Limited Edition Print on Paper :"Summer Flowers"

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Artist: John William Godward
Title: Summer Flowers
Dimensions (W x H ): Paper Size: 20 x 22 in | Image Size: 16 x 18 in
Edition | Medium: Each print is hand numbered, accompanied by a certificate signed by the Master Printer and is numbered to match the print. The editions are limited to 1880 copies. |

This Gouttelette print on paper is published with light-fast inks to BS1006 Standard onto acid-free calcium carbonate buffered stock, mould-made from 100% cotton and sourced from environmentally conscious paper suppliers. This product is exclusive to Rosenstiels.

About the Art: Superior Edition
About the Artist:

John William Godward was born in 1858 and made his debut at the Royal Academy in 1886. He went on to exhibit regularly there and at the Royal Society of British Artists and became a Member of the latter Society in 1889.

Godward specialised in classical genre scenes featuring Grecian beauties in flowing robes, similar in style to Lawrence Alma-Tadema but with his own very personal variation. He chose his models with care, instead of drawing them from a large pool as was the wont of his contemporaries. This was partly due to his shy and sensitive nature, which also accounts for the small number of paintings he sent for exhibition during his lifetime. However, Godward's work reached great heights of popularity despite his lack of self-promotion.

The end of the First World War sounded the death knell of English classical art, of which Godward was one of the leading exponents. Intellectual modernism shouldered out the gentler genres and in the First World War the lushness of the English Neo-Classical school seemed crassly inappropriate. Sir Edward Poynter, a founder and leading exponent of the school, resigned as President of the Royal Academy in 1918; younger artists like Godward struggled on. By 1922, his heart broken by the harshness of the new world, Godward surrendered the unequal fight and gassed himself in the oven.

Godward exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1887.

John William Godward Hand Numbered Limited Edition Print on Paper :"Summer Flowers"
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