A Pompeian Lady-1916

By John-William Godward SKU:12001

John William Godward's 'A Pompeian Lady' is a remarkable painting created in 1916. It portrays a woman dressed in ancient Roman attire, set against a background reminiscent of Pompeii's ruins. What makes this artwork truly special is Godward's masterful attention to detail, evident in the intricate drapery, delicate skin tones, and realistic expression. The painting transports viewers to a bygone era, capturing the elegance and grace of Roman culture. It is a testament to Godward's skill as a Neoclassical artist and his ability to recreate historical moments with precision and beauty.

54 cm

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Title: “”A Pompeian Lady by John William Godward: A Captivating Glimpse into Ancient Rome (1916)””

Year Painted: 1916

John William Godward’s masterpiece, “”A Pompeian Lady,”” painted in 1916, is a mesmerizing portrayal of a woman adorned in ancient Roman attire, set against the backdrop of the evocative ruins of Pompeii. This painting holds a significant place in art history due to its exceptional artistic qualities and historical context.

Godward, a prominent Neoclassical artist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, was known for his meticulous attention to detail and his ability to transport viewers to different epochs. “”A Pompeian Lady”” exemplifies his artistic brilliance through its exquisite execution and captivating atmosphere.

The painting showcases Godward’s mastery of technique, evident in the intricate drapery that adorns the lady’s garments. The folds and creases of the fabric are rendered with remarkable precision, showcasing Godward’s meticulousness and dedication to capturing the essence of Roman fashion.

Additionally, the artist’s command of color and light breathes life into the composition. The woman’s skin tone is delicately rendered, emanating a warm glow that harmonizes with the subtle hues of the surrounding architecture. The interplay of light and shadow lends a sense of depth and realism to the scene, evoking a feeling of presence within the ancient Roman world.

Godward’s choice of subject matter, a Pompeian lady, adds a layer of historical significance to the painting. Pompeii, an ancient Roman city destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, provides a rich backdrop for exploring the daily lives and cultural aesthetics of the time. By depicting a Pompeian lady, Godward captures the elegance, refinement, and sophistication associated with the Roman aristocracy.

“”A Pompeian Lady”” stands as a testament to Godward’s ability to revive the past through art. His attention to historical accuracy and his commitment to capturing the spirit of ancient Rome make this painting a truly remarkable work. It serves as a window into the past, allowing viewers to immerse themselves in the beauty and grandeur of a bygone era.

In conclusion, John William Godward’s “”A Pompeian Lady”” is a masterpiece that transports viewers to ancient Rome, offering a captivating glimpse into the world of Pompeii. Painted in 1916, this extraordinary artwork showcases Godward’s artistic prowess, meticulous attention to detail, and historical sensibility. It remains a cherished piece of Neoclassical art, embodying the timeless allure of the ancient world.

Original size:
50 x 68 cm (width x height)
Art style:
Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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