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Sir Edward John Poynter, 1st Bt (1836-1919), Painter and President of the Royal Academy

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sitter associated with 27 portraits
Artist associated with 4 portraits
Painter; trained in London and Paris, and established his fame with his immense painting, Israel and Egypt, 1867; worked on a number of decorative schemes, his paintings of mythological subjects winning him a considerable contemporary reputation. Appointed the first Slade Professor in 1871, and director of art at South Kensington, 1875, Poynter was influential in introducing French principles of art teaching into England. He later served as Director of the National Gallery, 1894-1904, and President of the Royal Academy, 1896-1918.