Portrait of Sir Edward John Poynter, from "The Portfolio"

Alphonse Legros French and British
Sitter Sir Edward John Poynter British, born France

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Legros' portrait of fellow artist Poynter was published in the art periodical "The Portfolio," in January 1877. The publication and its editor, Philip Gilbert Hamerton (1834–1894), actively promoted printmaking, especially etching. Poynter was the first Slade Professor of Fine Art at University College London from 1871 to 1875. Legros succeeded him as Slade Professor on his direct recommendation and became one of the art school's most influential instructors, teaching there for over fifteen years. Poynter himself later had a number of administrative roles including president of the Royal Academy of Arts and director of the National Gallery, London.

Portrait of Sir Edward John Poynter, from "The Portfolio", Alphonse Legros (French, Dijon 1837–1911 Watford, Hertfordshire), Etching

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