Artist: William Clarke Wontner, 1857-1930
Title: The Turban
William Clarke Wontner was an British artist who painted beautiful images of women usually surrounded by backdrops in marble. Born in born in Stockwell, Surrey,he was the son of William Hoff Wontner, a well known architect.
Under the tutelage of his father, Wontner worked with John William Godward (1861-1922), and learned about the Greco-Roman style. Their relationship turned into a great lifetime friendship. Wontner was a relatively minor painter who was part of the neo-classical movement in England, led by Alma-Tadema.
I love his work because not only his females look beautiful, but he was a master at painting beautiful and delicate fabrics as well.