Poynter, Sir Edward John (1836-1919) (after). English. Medium: engraving. Date: 1872. A sacrifice at the edge of a forest, illustration from the beginning of 'Endymion' the 1818 poem by John Keats (1795-1821) The quote reads: 'Leading the way, young damsels danced along/Bearing the burden of a shepherds song/Each having a white wicker, overbrimm'd/With April's tender younglings: next, well trimm'd/A crowd of shepherds with sunburnt looks/As may be read of in Arcadian books' Engraved by Ferdinand Joubert (1810-84) French printmaker. Provenance: Private Collection.