A Classical Beauty Lost In Thought
A Classical Beauty Lost In Thought by British Painter William Clarke Wontner (1857 – 1930), a portrait painter of the Academic, Classicism and Romantic Styles.
This is a beautiful of a young women stand in a curved section of a marble wall that separates her from the forest behind her and the pool of water that is in front of her.
She is leaning against the wall in a deep contemplative thought as she looks into the far distance comfortable resting her arms on several cloaks that are placed on the ledge of the mable wall.
She is wearing a sheer white ruffled dress that is held in place on her left shoulder and has a large leather belt with metal ornaments that goes around her waist and down between her legs ending in a tassle.
A Classical Beauty Lost In Thought is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image.
Info Below Derived From Wikipedia.org
Wontner was born in Stockwell, Surrey, the son of the architect, designer and renderer William Hoff Wontner (1814 – 1881) and Catherine Smith.
Wontner received his earliest art education from his father; and under the direction of his father, worked with John William Godward (1861 – 1922), a noted exponent of what would become known as the Greco-Roman style.
Godward was an acquaintance of the Wontner family and being only five years older than Wontner, became fast friends with him.
Around 1885, Wontner began teaching at the St John’s Wood Art School, after he had moved to Hamilton Garden Square; and was a minor painter who was part of the neo-classical movement in England, led by Alma-Tadema.
Wontner style favored seductively languorous women painted against classical or oriental marbled backdrops and sometimes with garden backgrounds; mostly in standing poses.