ABSTRACT

In his ‘dream’ he talks of the father ‘he had never seen’, not unreasonably perhaps, but not strictly accurately. He had seen his father, but was too young to remember; his father had certainly seen him and was not over-impressed by what he saw. Edward William Godwin was never married to Terry, the mother of his two children, and could not have been even had he wanted to, because she was still married to the painter George Frederick Watts when she lived with Godwin. Craig was only three when Godwin walked out in 1875. In 1901, the date of this strange and graphic vision, dominated as it is by vivid colour and a desperate sense of yearning, Godwin had already been dead for een years, interred in an unmarked grave in Oxfordshire.2