His father was a doctor. In 1871 he is found on the census at the Waterloo Place Gentleman’s School, Leamington. He went on to Winchester College where he distinguished himself at football and from there he studied at Pembroke College, Cambridge University, where in the 1881 census he is listed alongside Professor John N. Keynes, John Maynard Keynes’ father. It is understood that he considered entering the church or becoming a doctor, but that a great friend, James Archibald Campbell, encouraged him to follow his talents by being an artist.
|Godfrey Blount Talisman Tablet, 1925 (sold by Hill House Antiques)|
|Arbor Vitae, Godfrey Blount, 1899|