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Posted 6 years ago

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We bought this original antique, John William Godward print years ago from an antique dealer and I would be very grateful if someone could help me with some advice. I have searched the internet and know that his paintings go for allot of money but have not been able to find any old signed prints.

It is still in it's original frame.

Firstly what sort of print is it and I realize with it being a print this is not going to be worth allot of money! but as you can see it is suffering badly from foxing, my dilemma is it worth me spending the money on it and getting it restored, or should I just keep on enjoying it as it is.

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  1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
    VERY NICE, I don't know the value of it restored or unrestored and if the difference would be cost effective, but if it were mine, I'd Hang this on my wall and enjoy it as is. This is a really neat print. LOVE it
  2. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 6 years ago
    I cannot say weather to restore or not, but you should certainly get it to a archival framer and have the wood backing removed and replaced with something proper or the foxing and damage will continue.
  3. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
    Gorgeous ! I would get it professionally reframed with acid free matting keeping the original wood back with label . I think they could probably get spots of with an artist eraser . But stunning as is :-) Love it !
  4. inky inky, 6 years ago
    Thank you!....BELLIN68 - kerry10456 - scandinavian_pieces - rocker-sd and Manikin for all your love, interest and lovely comments
  5. inky inky, 6 years ago
    Thank you!....czechman - vintagemad - toolate2 - gargoylecollector - officialfuel ........:-)
  6. ozmarty ozmarty, 6 years ago


    One can tackle the foxing if they are pacient . Lemon juice applied with a cotton bud to very small areas. Not whole mark and indifferent parts of the print so as not to get it too wet and distort.
  7. ozmarty ozmarty, 6 years ago
    Some things on foxing

  8. Poppop, 6 years ago
    I like her smile (:
  9. inky inky, 6 years ago
    Thank you!.. ozmarty & Poppop...

    Poppop she has got a fabulous face hasn't she!!?.....:-)

    ozmarty thanks for your links, I'll sit down with a cup of coffee later and read all the information you have so kindly given me... many thanks once again!......:-)
  10. flowerrose, 6 years ago
    This is beautiful. I just bought 2 Art Noveau prints at an auction - I will post them up for you to see. You have a wonderful item regardless of whether you decide to restore or not. I have started to research my pieces so may come across yours too!
  11. inky inky, 6 years ago
    :-).. thank you BELLIN68 she is rather gorgeous isn't she?
  12. inky inky, 6 years ago
    Thank you flowerrose!...I look forward to seeing your prints and will keep an eye out for them!
  13. flowerrose, 6 years ago
    Hi inky - I live in NZ too! Small world! I will post some photos over the weekend of my two prints. Yay! You have a nice collection.
  14. flowerrose, 6 years ago
    I put two photos up of my prints for you to see :-)
  15. inky inky, 6 years ago
    stefdesign - tlmbaran.... many thanks!
  16. inky inky, 6 years ago
    Thank you walksoftly!
  17. inky inky, 6 years ago
    mustangtony..Thank you!...:-)
  18. Kitty Kitty, 6 years ago
    I love the print, Study of Campaspe, definitely worth putting some effort into restoring, just need to try and arrest the foxing to stop it getting worse. A rare piece especially with the signature. Good luck sorting it out!!
  19. inky inky, 6 years ago
    Many thanks Kitty!..I didn't want it to deteriorate more over time if it had been worth the cost of restoring, I always thought that maybe because it was signed it might have been, I just needed to make sure, if it wasn't I can still enjoy as is, it is lovely! Thank you once again......:-)
  20. inky inky, 6 years ago
    Thank you so much crabbykins!....:-)
  21. inky inky, 6 years ago
    Many thanks garrybeair - WinterWolf and happytobehere so! sorry for late acknowledgements!.......:-)
  22. inky inky, 6 years ago
    Thank you for your love jimborasco!....:-)
  23. cogito cogito, 6 years ago
    Worth restoring by a good paper person. Anything signed from the period and of this size and beauty would be worth it, in my opinion. But, I guess the decision for you should rest on whether you intend to resell it or not.
  24. inky inky, 6 years ago
    Thank you very much lisa and cogito for your comment and advise, it's appreciated I will enquire into the cost.
  25. inky inky, 6 years ago
    Thank you toracat!...:-)
  26. inky inky, 6 years ago
    Many thanks blunderbuss2!....:-)
  27. inky inky, 6 years ago
    Many thanks czechman and Hems303....:-)
  28. inky inky, 5 years ago
    Many thanks Bazelmania and tlmbaran....:-)
  29. inky inky, 5 years ago
    Many thanks Phatbuddha...:-)
  30. inky inky, 5 years ago
    Many thanks ttomtucker...:-)
  31. inky inky, 5 years ago
    Many thanks StG!.....:-)
  32. inky inky, 5 years ago
    Many thanks mustangtony & Moonstonelover21...:-)
  33. inky inky, 5 years ago
    Many thanks faldi and filmnet .....:-)
  34. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
    stunning darling inky:)xoxoxox
  35. Artistinside Artistinside, 3 years ago
    Dear Inky,
    What every advice you listen to, contact a house like Bonhams before proceeding. Maybe my post is too late, but this is a rare find, and deserves great care. Regards, Kirk
  36. inky inky, 3 years ago
    Hello Kirk...thank you so much for giving me your advice..no! It's not too late I still have and enjoy it very much..it is a beautiful print and I love it!... I still have not done anything to it and is still in the same state as I posted over four years ago...I shall try and see if I can contact Bonhams as you advised and see what they say..it is at this movement packet away as we are finishing off our new built home...thank you once again..very much appreciated...Penny...:-)
  37. Artistinside Artistinside, 3 years ago
    Dear Penny,
    So great to hear. Many blessings on your new home. I look forward to hearing what Bonhams might say, its a lovely rare piece. Best of luck, always, Kirk
  38. matisse matisse, 3 years ago
    Hello inky

    Why dont you try this site. Those guys are pretty amazing. They really knows their .......

  39. inky inky, 3 years ago
    Hello Matisse....many thanks for the link, I shall have a go....:-)

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