Waiting for an Answer is one of Godward’s oldest surviving paintings, from 1889, the year he moved away from his controlling family into his own studio. His first one, The Yellow Turban, exhibited 1887 by the Royal Academy, seems to be lost or at least no longer accessible.

The male figure is often thought to be a self-portrait. Since all photographs of Godward were destroyed, this is our only hint to what he may have looked like.

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