• The Sunday Sale - The Collecti auction at Christies

    Sale 5934

    The Sunday Sale - The Collection of the Late Christopher Wood

    8 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 40

    Sir Edward John Poynter, BT., P.R.A., R.W.S. (1836-1919)

    Three studies of joined hands, for the frontispiece design of an address presented to Queen Victoria in 1897

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    Sir Edward John Poynter, BT., P.R.A., R.W.S. (1836-1919)
    Three studies of joined hands, for the frontispiece design of an address presented to Queen Victoria in 1897
    black and white chalk, on buff paper
    13½ x 10 in. (34.2 x 25.4 cm.)


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    This drawing is a study for the frontispiece of an address presented to Queen Victoria by the Royal Academy to mark her Diamond Jubilee and was executed a year after Poynter became President of the Royal Academy (in succession to Leighton and Millais). As one of the most prominent members of the Victorian art establishment, it was entirely fitting that Poynter designed official documents and medals. The completed design is in the Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill, U.S.A.

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