Lesbia and her Sparrow, 1907: Framed Canvas Replica Painting: Medium

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This portrait subject with its sparrow, a tiny symbol of lust, was in turn admired for its charm and scandalized for its lesbian wantonness. Before this British artist's work sought to celebrate the Greco-Roman figure of Lesbia, she was heralded in verse for her beauty by the ancient poet Catullus. An English Pre-Raphaelite painter, designer and draughtsman, Poynter's classical education paved the way for his prestigious career as President of the Royal Academy and his eventual knighthood. The authentic stretched canvas replica painting captures the original work's texture, depth of color, and even its subtle brushstrokes, which are applied by hand exclusively for Design Toscano. The imported, delicately carved hardwood frame boasts a delicate leaf motif with fine feathered detailing finished in antique gold tones.
  • About The Artist

      Sir Edward John Poynter (1836-1919 )
      For much of his artistic life Sir Edward Poynter the neo-classical painter lived under the shadow of Lord Leighton and as a result his work was unjustly neglected.

      Edward Poynter was born in Paris the son of an architect and after being educated at Westminster and Ipswich Grammar School he went to Rome where he met Leighton. Having decided to take up art as a career as a direct result of meeting Leighton he studied in Paris under Gleyre who had been a penniless artist before he opened an atelier when he rapidly became a famous teacher.

      In 1859 Poynter returned to London and for the next few years struggled to make a living from his painting with indifferent results. He desperately needed the RA to take one of his pictures in order to establish his name. Eventually Faithful Until Death was accepted by the RA in 1865. This picture which shows a Roman soldier doggedly remaining at his post during the destruction of Pompeii was a great success and still remains Poynter's most famous work. This was followed by The Catapault and Atlanta's Race. Among his famous paintings are The Fortune Teller and The Meeting between King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.

      SOURCE: ArtMagick "Sir Edware John Poynter

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  • Weights & Dimensions

    • 23.5"Wx28.75"H framed (16"Wx21.25"H image size 4"W frame)
    • 6 lbs.

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