John William Godward - 1906 Silent Pet

John William Godward (1861-1922)

John William Godward was an English painter from the end of the Neo-Classicist era. He was a protégé of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, but his style of painting fell out of favour with the rise of modern art. He committed suicide at the age of 61, and is said to have written in his suicide note that "the world is not big enough for myself and a ... More

Herbert James Draper - Calypso's Isle, 1897

Herbert James Draper (1863-1920)

Herbert James Draper was an English Classicist painter whose career began in the Victorian era and extended through the first two decades of the 20th century. Born in London, the son of a jeweler named Henry Draper and his wife Emma, he was educated at Bruce Castle School in Tottenham and then went on to study art at the Royal Academy. ... More

Pompeo Batoni - Batoni Marriage Of Cupid And Psyche Anagoria, 1756

Pompeo Batoni (1708-1787)

Pompeo Girolamo Batoni was an Italian painter who displayed a solid technical knowledge in his portrait work and in his numerous allegorical and mythological pictures. The high number of foreign visitors travelling throughout Italy and reaching Rome during their Grand Tour made the artist specialized in portraits. Batoni won international ... More

Lawrence Alma-Tadema - Women Of Amfiss

Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912)

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema was born as Laurens Tadema on January 8, 1836, in the small village of Dronrijp, in Friesland in the north of the Netherlands. He was the sixth child of Pieter Jiltes Tadema (1797-1840), the village notary, who had had three sons by a previous marriage, and the third child of his mother, Hinke Dirks Brouwer (c. ... More

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John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893)

John Atkinson Grimshaw is a remarkable painter with less fame, than he should be, for several reasons: little is known of his life, he worked mainly in the north of England, most of his paintings are in private collections and he was unfashionably versatile yet he became one of the worlds artist. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoo... More