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Sir Edward John Poynter, 1st Baronet PRA (Paris 20 March 1836 – 26 July 1919 London) was an English painter, designer, and draughtsman who served as President of the Royal Academy.
He became best known for his large historical paintings such as Israel in Egypt (1867; Guildhall Art Gallery, London), followed by St George for England (1869), a mosaic for the Central Lobby of the Palace of Westminster, depicting St George and the Dragon. Visit of the Queen of Sheba (1871–75) and King Solomon (1890). He was admitted as an associate of the Royal Academy in 1869.