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Friday 8 July 2022

Alphonse Legros’ etching, “Portrait of Edward John Poynter”, 1877; photogravure after Poynter, “Study for the Head of St. John”, 1882

(left) Alphonse Legros (1837–1911)

“Portrait of Edward John Poynter” (aka “Portrait de E.-J. Poynter, Esqre” [Poulet-Malassis’ title]), 1877, published in London as an illustration to Philip Gilbert Hamerton’s (1834-1894) annual, “The Portfolio”, 1877, opposite p.12.

Etching with drypoint with pale plate tone printed in brown ink on laid paper with Van Gelder watermark.

Size: (sheet) 34.8 x 23.6 cm; (plate) 25.7 x 17 cm; (image borderline) 21.5 x 15.8 cm.

Inscribed in plate below the image borderline: (left) “A. Legros”.

State v (of v) with the addition of the artist’s name.

Poulet-Malassis 42.v (Auguste Poulet-Malassis 1877, “Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre gravé et lithographié de M. Alphonse Legros”, Paris, J Baur, pp. 23–24, cat. no. 42 [see]).


(right) Photogravure after Edward John Poynter (aka Sir Edward John Poynter) (1836–1919)

“Study for the Head of St. John”, 1882, photogravure after a chalk study for an abandoned project for the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral, published in London as an illustration to “The Portfolio”, 1882, opposite p. 96. See another study by Poynter and description of the abandoned St. Paul's Cathedral project described by the British Museum:

Photogravure on laid paper with “MBM Portfolio” watermark and full margins as published.

Size: (sheet) 35.5 x 24.3 cm; (plate) 27.3 x 20.6 cm.

Inscribed in plate: (upper left) “Mar.4,80”.


Condition: both prints are strong impressions (almost faultless) in near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains or foxing.

I am selling this pair of historically significant prints for AU$377 as the total price for the pair (currently US$258.59/EUR253.96/GBP214.85 at the time of posting this listing) including Express Mail postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.

If you are interested in purchasing this pair of prints related to the painter, printmaker and sculptor, Edward John Poynter, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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