John William Godward, 1899 - The Signal - fine art print

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In 1899 the male British painter John William Godward painted the modern art artpiece called "The Signal". The more than 120 year-old original creation had the size 66 x 45,7 cm. Oil on canvas was used by the British painter as the technique for the painting. The artwork can be viewed in in the collection of The J. Paul Getty Museum. With courtesy of The J. Paul Getty Museum (licensed - public domain).Furthermore, the work of art has the following creditline: . What is more, the alignment of the digital reproduction is portrait with an aspect ratio of 2 : 3, which implies that the length is 33% shorter than the width. John William Godward was a male painter of British nationality, whose artistic style can be classified as Victorian Art. The European artist lived for 61 years, born in 1861 in London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom and died in 1922.

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Item details

Print categorization: art print
Reproduction method: digital reproduction
Manufacturing process: digital printing
Manufacturing: German-made
Stock type: production on demand
Proposed product use: wall art, art reproduction gallery
Artwork orientation: portrait format
Side ratio: 2 : 3 length to width
Side ratio interpretation: the length is 33% shorter than the width
Available reproduction fabrics: poster print (canvas paper), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), canvas print, metal print (aluminium dibond)
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame): 20x30cm - 8x12", 40x60cm - 16x24", 60x90cm - 24x35", 80x120cm - 31x47", 100x150cm - 39x59"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) sizes: 20x30cm - 8x12", 40x60cm - 16x24", 60x90cm - 24x35", 80x120cm - 31x47", 100x150cm - 39x59"
Poster print (canvas paper) options: 40x60cm - 16x24", 60x90cm - 24x35", 80x120cm - 31x47"
Dibond print (alumnium material) size variants: 20x30cm - 8x12", 40x60cm - 16x24", 60x90cm - 24x35", 80x120cm - 31x47"
Art print framing: unframed art print

Background data on the piece of art

Work of art title: "The Signal"
Classification of the work of art: painting
Generic term: modern art
Period: 19th century
Created in: 1899
Approximate age of artwork: over 120 years
Artwork original medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions of the original work of art: 66 x 45,7 cm
Exhibited in: The J. Paul Getty Museum
Museum location: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Available at:
License type: public domain
Courtesy of: The J. Paul Getty Museum

Artist overview table

Artist: John William Godward
Alias names: John William Godward, j. godward, Godward John William, Godward J. W., Godward
Artist gender: male
Nationality: British
Jobs: painter
Country of the artist: the United Kingdom
Classification of the artist: modern artist
Styles of the artist: Victorian Art
Died at the age of: 61 years
Born in the year: 1861
Place of birth: London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1922
Died in (place): London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

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Additional description from the museum's website (© - by The J. Paul Getty Museum - The J. Paul Getty Museum)

The woman's brightly colored antique dress, not authentic but suggestive of antiquity, contrasts sharply with the smooth marble balustrade supporting her, whose open stonework was based on ancient models. While setting and costume allude to the ancient past, this painting's theme is timeless: waiting to hear from a loved one. The seascape in the background, the young woman's gesture, and her diaphanous gown, slightly rippling like a flag, all suggest an awaited signal from her beloved.

Though rendering the scene so prettily as to nullify any true anxiety, John William Godward did tap into a universal feeling, the isolation experienced in the midst of uncertainty. He specialized in portraying women alone in settings from antiquity, often in bust portraits, usually decorative, dark-haired beauties in see-through gowns created with ingenious contrasts of colors and flesh tones.

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