Phyleis, 1908 // Painting by John William Godward (1861-1922). Godward is among the leading British Victorian Neoclassicist artists at the turn of the century. Victorian Neo-Classicism is the last full-scale classical revival in western painting that bloomed in England in the 1860s and flowered there for the next three decades
John William Godward (England, 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 arrival of painters such as Picasso.