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    Sale 7435

    British Works on Paper

    21 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 122

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

    One hundred and twenty-five landscape, architectural, figure, animal, plant and drapery studies including: View of St James' Park, London; View of Richmond Hill; View on Hampstead Heath; Draycot Church; View on the Orwell; Florence; Roman Campagna; L'Assunta; Costa conducting the monster Orchestra at Crystal Palace; Isleworth; Harewood; Bamborough; Capri; View near Boscastle; Alhambra; Simplon Pass; Orta; Lymington; Pardo; Wilton; Study for 'The Cave of the Storm Nymphs', Tintagle; Lake Brora; Eugenie and Study for 'Blossom'

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    Sir Edward John Poynter, Bt., P.R.A., R.W.S. (1836-1919)
    One hundred and twenty-five landscape, architectural, figure, animal, plant and drapery studies including: View of St James' Park, London; View of Richmond Hill; View on Hampstead Heath; Draycot Church; View on the Orwell; Florence; Roman Campagna; L'Assunta; Costa conducting the monster Orchestra at Crystal Palace; Isleworth; Harewood; Bamborough; Capri; View near Boscastle; Alhambra; Simplon Pass; Orta; Lymington; Pardo; Wilton; Study for 'The Cave of the Storm Nymphs', Tintagle; Lake Brora; Eugenie and Study for 'Blossom'
    twelve signed, twenty-four with studio stamp, some inscribed with titles, some dated variously 1850-September 1902
    seventy pencil, thirty-three pencil and watercolour, twenty-four coloured chalk, one pen and ink, one silverpoint, some on coloured paper, unframed, the majority laid down on the pages of three albums
    12./14 x 9¼ in. (21 x 23.5 cm.); and smaller; and five works by Hugh Poynter (1882-1868) including a portrait of Sir Edward John Poynter at his easel; two etchings; and a photograph of the portrait of the artist by Sir Philip Burne-Jones, Bt. (illustrated) (3)


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    The present group of drawings span four decades of the artist's career, including some of the young artist's first exercises into watercolour; a study of the cliffs at Tintagel for one of his most important works The Cave of the Storms Nymphs, 1901 and drawings from his foreign tours.

    The provenance of these drawings are notable, Poynter married Agnes MacDonald (1843-1906), her sister Louisa (1845-1925) married the industrialist Alfred Baldwin and was the mother of Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin. The others sisters were Alice (1837-1910), who married John Lockwood Kipling, and mother of Rudyard Kipling and Georgiana (1840-1920) who married Edward Burne-Jones (see lots 112-114).

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    Provenance

    The Baldwin family and by descent in the family to the present owner.


    Literature

    M. Bell, Drawings of Sir E.J. Poynter, Bart., P.R.A., London, not dated, pl. XXXII.