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The Engagement Ring :: John William Godward

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John William Godward (1861-1922) The Engagement Ring

Oil on canvas, c.1891 (50.7 x 28 cm)( 20 x 11 inch ) Private collection

Submitted by: marina51

Published: 10.04.2010



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User   User Rating: 184  August 31, 2018


The canvas depicts practically an engagement, but does not at all seem festive and joyful. The girl who received the ring - "material proof" of the good intentions of the groom, is not very similar to a happy bride. Rather, she estimates the value of the gift and wondering if she could have expected more. The bridegroom also moves away with a head that is clearly drooping. Does he also understand that he disappointed her with a gift? Or that she will be unhappy always and for all, but love is evil?.. [Expand]

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