"I started visiting the Maas Gallery in 1970, as an undergraduate at Cambridge, reading English at first but heading towards History of Art, not then a three-year course; the first catalogue I can find is Pre-Raphaelitism
from November 1970 (designed, I see, by Antonia Maas). For a BA thesis I chose Edward Poynter, visiting his very Edwardian great-nieces in Canonbury and taking advice from experts including Jeremy Maas, who was immensely helpful. I was pleased to return his kindness in later years, sometimes lending slides for lectures. It was wonderful to see The Cave of the Storm Nymphs
in the Stunners
exhibition of June-July 1974, its lusciousness and shimmering setting showing the other side of Poynter's somewhat austere nature. I tried unsuccessfully to interest the Fitzwilliam in acquiring it: still unfashionable then, although it would have been an incredible bargain given its later astronomical price. Without means of my own - and nowhere to put it - I could only dream, but it retains a prominent place in my virtual collection."
- Stephen Wildman, Former Director and Curator of the Ruskin Library