Edward Poynter

Wood engraving by the Dalziels.

5¼ x 4 inches

Jean Ingelow,Poems, p.27.

An elegant visualization of an elegant subject: ‘Demeter’s daughter fresh and fair/A child of light, a radiant lass’ (p.207). The imagery is taken from the language of neo-classicism, and creates the poetic mood associated with the languorous women found in Aesthetic painting of the 1860s.

Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.

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