Edward J. Poynter. Cressida, exhibited in 1888.

By permission of the Folger Shakespeare Library

"How now! what's the matter? who was here?" (Troilus and Cressida, Act IV, Scene ii) Poynter's Cressida was shown in 1888 in an exhibition of twenty-one paintings sponsored by the newspaper Graphic. The series of pictures was entitled Shakespeare's Heroines.