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The Old, Old Story :: John William Godward

The Old, Old Story :: John William Godward - Romantic scenes in art and painting
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John William Godward (1861-1922) The Old, Old Story

Oil on canvas, 1903 (130.8 x 71.1 cm)( 51,5 x 27,9 inch ) Private collection

Submitted by: marina51

Published: 10.04.2010



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User   User Rating: 184  August 31, 2018


Perhaps the key element of the composition is the pose of a young man. He is obviously interested in a girl, and he probably hopes for reciprocity, but he feels quite free, not timid before her, as if they have long been acquainted, and his courtship is not a secret for anybody, and maybe even he knows that the heroine is interesting, but she just hides it. Apparently, this story is really very old, and it dragged on for some reason, losing the shade of shyness and restraint, characteristic of the [Expand]

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