Edward John Poynter, P.R.A.
Etching & drypoint
Ref: Malassis & Thibaudeau 42 VI/VI
9 1/2 x 6 5/8 inches; 170 x 240 mm.
From the published editoin, printed on cream laid paper, trimmed into the blank plate margin at bottom.
Poynter (1836-1919) Prominent Neo-Classical painter of Victorian London. His principal subjects were scenes of Greek and Roman life painted with a high degree of finish. He worked from live models in the academic tradition and made many preparatory studies for all his figures. He was appointed Slade Professor and later Director of the South Kensington Museum, later still Director of the National Gallery.