Edward Poynter (1836–1919, England)

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Poynter was an English Academic painter, designer, and draughtsman working in the neoclassical style, which he adopted after his studies in Italy and France. He was a leading figure in English art of the time, elected president of the Royal Academy (after the death of Millais), and his large-canvas paintings such as Israel in Egypt and Visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon were popular successes.