Poynter, Sir Edward

Sir Edward Poynter and Heaton, Butler & Bayne, detail from 'The Embarkation of Henry VIII at Dover for the Field of the Cloth of Gold, 1520' (1860), Dover Town Hall - Maison Dieu, Kent.
Photo: Alan Brooks

Sir Edward John Poynter 1st Baronet GVCO PRA (1836 –1919) was one of the most eminent of the classical painters of the Victorian period and, perhaps, the most distinguished of several painters who had an early involvement in stained glass, such as his brother in law, Edward Burne-Jones. He produced stained glass designs between 1857 and 1863, at which point his painting started to achieve success. He served as President of the Royal Academy between 1896 and 1918.

Edward Poynter on Wikipedia
The Stained Glass Designs of Sir Edward Poynter by Alan Brooks in the Victorian Society Annual 1996 (A reduced version of the essay is available here – Sir Edward Poynter’s stained glass at the Maison Dieu)



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