Monday, March 2, 2009

(Sir) Edward John Poynter - Faithful unto Death

(Last Days of Pompeii)
oil on panel
probably inspired by Edward Bulwer's The Last Days of Pompeii (1834) and the excavations at Pompeii in the 1860's.
A larger scale version (this is 131/4 x 81/2") was exhibited at the RA in 1865 and is now in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.

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