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An image of Helen by Sir Edward John Poynter

Sir Edward John Poynter

(England 20 Mar 1836 – 26 Jul 1919)

Title
Helen
Year
1881
Media category
Painting
Materials used
oil on canvas
Dimensions

91.7 x 71.5 cm stretcher; 118.0 x 115.6 x 14.5 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., "EJP (artist's monogram) 1881".
Credit
Purchased 1968
Accession number
OB2.1968
Location
Not on display
Provenance (5)

Lord Hillingdon, circa 1886, England

Sotheby's London, 29 Feb 1932-01 Mar 1932, London/England, Purchased by Triggs

Arthur Bryant Triggs, 01 Mar 1932-1936, Yass/New South Wales/Australia, Purchased from Sotheby's London, 29 February - 1 March 1932

A.B. Triggs Estate, 1936-Sep 1945, Australia, Sale by James R. Lawson auctioneers, 11-14 September 1945, lot no. 608

Sir Roy McCaughey, Sep 1945-1968, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Purchased by the AGNSW from Sir Roy and Lady McCaughey 1968. Purchased by Sir Roy and Lady McCaughey from Lawson's Auctions, 11-14 September 1945, lot no. 608.

Bibliography (11)

Patricia Crawford, History and legend in some selected paintings at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1980, 3 (illus.).

Renée Free and Peter Laverty, Victorian Olympians, Sydney, 1975, 24-25, 48 (colour illus.). cat.no. 29

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 155 (illus.).

Lee Glazer and Linda Merrill (Editors), Palaces of art: Whistler and the art worlds of aestheticism, Washington D.C., 2013, 126 (colour illus.). fig.6

Bettany Hughes and Jonathan Cape, Helen of Troy: goddess, princess, whore, 2005, (colour illus.). fig. 22

Alison Inglis, Queens & sirens: archaeology in 19th century art and design, 'The Past is not a Foreign Country', pg. 4-5, Geelong, 1998, 5, 11, 16 (colour illus.). cat.no. 7, plate 4

Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp and Groninger Museum, Femmes Fatales 1860-1910, Belgium, 2003, 92, 93 (colour illus.).

Ruskin, Art of England, 103.

Peter Tomory and Anne Kirker, British painting 1800-1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, 147. cat.no. 1784

Angus Trumble (Curator), Love and death: art in the age of Queen Victoria, Adelaide, 2001, 164, 165 (colour illus.).

Author Unknown, Collection of oil paintings and watercolour drawings, the property of A.B. Triggs, Esq. Yass, N.S.W., circa 1925, (illus.).

Exhibition history (8)

Royal Academy of Arts, 1881, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1881–1881

London International exhibition, 1885, Exhibition Venue Unknown, 1885–1885

Collection of oil paintings and watercolour drawings, the property of A.B. Triggs, Esq. Yass. N.S.W., Exhibition Venue Unknown, circa 1925–circa 1925

Victorian Olympians:

Unknown, Russian exhibition 1990, Exhibition Venue Unknown, 1990–1990

Queens & Sirens: archaeology in 19th century art and design, Geelong Art Gallery, 26 Sep 1998–01 Nov 1998

Love and death: art in the age of Queen Victoria:

Femmes Fatales 1860-1910: