Ambrose Macdonald Poynter

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Sir Ambrose Macdonald Poynter (26 September 1867 – 31 May 1923) was a British calligrapher, artist and architect.

Poynter was born at 24 Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London,[1] He was eldest son of Sir Edward John Poynter (1836–1919),[2] and grandson of architect Ambrose Poynter (1796–1886). His mother was Agnes (1843–1906), one of the famed Macdonald sisters.

Poynter built the Torre Monumental in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1916[citation needed] and from his teens produced a number of drawings, some of which are now located in the British Museum.[3]


  1. ^ "Sir Ambrose Macdonald Poynter 2nd Bt. (I20034)". Stanford University. Retrieved 30 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Royal Institute of British Architects (1923). Journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects. The Institute. Retrieved 30 December 2011. [not in citation given]
  3. ^ "'Mosaic Column in Naples Museum'". British Museum. Retrieved 30 December 2011.