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Sunday, September 23, 2012

"On The Terrace", By ~ Sir Edward John Poynter ~ 1836 - 1919.

Sir Edward John Poynter, 1st Baronet, was an English painter, designer, draughtsman and art administrator, most active during the second half of the 19th century.
The son of Ambrose Poynter, an architect, he was born in Paris. He was educated at Ipswich School and Brighton College before studying first in London, later in Rome (where he became a great admirer of Michelangelo) and lastly, with Charles Gleyre in Paris (where he met James McNeill Whistler). Poynter held a number of official posts: he was the first Slade Professor from 1871 to 1875, was Principal of the National Art Training School from 1875 to 1881, was Director of the National Gallery from 1894 to 1904

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