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John William Godward - A Lady

John William Godward, A Lady, 1895

John William Godward, A Lady, 1895

This bust figure of a lady with auburn hair, orange-coloured bandaeu and white dress embroidered with blue was painted by John William Godward in 1895. it came to in to Glasgow Museums collection in 1920 foloowing the death of Major John Garroway.

Major Garroway was born in Glasgow on 29th July 1849. His father was Robert Garroway, surgeon, his mother Agnes McWilliam and he had a brother, William and two sisters, Robina and Margaret.

He died on October 31st 1920, at home and was buried in the Old Burial Ground at Glasgow Cathedral in the same grave as his father, Robert. His coffin was carried by eight Staff Sergeants from the Scottish Rifles with whom he served 18851906 and continued an association with after he had retired.

His will, dated 1st May 1920 was recorded in Glasgow 19th February 1921. The value of his estate was 8603-19s-8d. It is recorded in Glasgow Corporation Minutes, 26th November 1920, p305, that a letter had been received from his solicitor, Mr Percy J Adair, Stranraer, on the 18th November offering two oil paintings by Mr J Hyons and Mr J W Godward as bequeathed in the will and it was agreed to accept them after inspection.

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