A Pompeian Lady-1891

By John-William Godward SKU:12071

John William Godward's 'A Pompeian Lady,' painted in 1891, is a remarkably special artwork. Set in the ancient city of Pompeii, it captures the essence of classical beauty and elegance. The painting showcases a woman draped in luxurious garments, surrounded by exquisite architectural details and intricate patterns. Godward's meticulous attention to detail and his ability to transport viewers to a bygone era make this piece truly exceptional. 'A Pompeian Lady' not only showcases the artist's technical skill but also serves as a window into the rich history and cultural heritage of Pompeii, making it a captivating and significant painting

66 cm

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Title: “”A Pompeian Lady: Captivating Elegance from the Brush of John William Godward””

Year Painted: 1891

John William Godward’s masterful painting, “”A Pompeian Lady,”” created in 1891, is a truly remarkable and significant artwork that captivates viewers with its timeless elegance. Set against the backdrop of the ancient city of Pompeii, this painting showcases Godward’s extraordinary talent and his deep appreciation for classical beauty.

In “”A Pompeian Lady,”” Godward transports us to a bygone era, immersing us in the refined world of ancient Rome. The painting depicts a woman draped in sumptuous garments, exuding an air of grace and sophistication. Her poise and serene expression evoke a sense of quiet contemplation. The artist’s meticulous attention to detail is evident in every aspect of the painting, from the intricate folds of the fabric to the delicate patterns adorning the walls and floor.

What makes “”A Pompeian Lady”” particularly special is Godward’s ability to capture the essence of Pompeii’s cultural heritage. The ancient city, famously preserved by the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, offers a unique glimpse into Roman life during that era. Godward’s painting serves as a window into this rich history, showcasing the opulence and refinement of Pompeian society.

The composition of the painting is carefully crafted, with a harmonious balance of colors, textures, and architectural elements. The warm hues of the woman’s attire contrast beautifully with the cool tones of the marble surroundings, creating a visual feast for the eyes. Godward’s mastery of light and shadow further enhances the three-dimensional quality of the painting, bringing the scene to life.

Godward’s choice to depict a Pompeian lady in this painting is significant. During the late 19th century, there was a revival of interest in classical antiquity, and Pompeii became a popular subject among artists. By portraying a woman from Pompeii, Godward pays homage to the timeless allure of ancient Roman culture and its enduring influence on Western civilization.

“”A Pompeian Lady”” is not only a testament to Godward’s technical skill but also a testament to his deep appreciation for history and beauty. The painting invites us to reflect on the transience of human existence and the enduring power of art to preserve and celebrate the past.

In conclusion, John William Godward’s “”A Pompeian Lady”” painted in 1891 is an extraordinary work of art. Its depiction of classical elegance, meticulous attention to detail, and evocation of the rich history of Pompeii make it a truly special painting. It stands as a testament to the timeless beauty of the past and serves as a gateway to a bygone era of opulence and refinement.

Original size:
46.3 x 76.8 cm (width x height)
Art style:
Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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