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  • Date :
  • 7/31/2004

Sir Lawrence
Alma-Tadema

Lawrence Alma-Tadema was one of the most renowned painters of late nineteenth century Britain. Universally admired for his superb draftsmanship and "real to life" depictions of Classical antiquity he was much sought after by Victorian collectors who intimately connected with his vision. He so embraced the aspirations of his day that when the idealistic illusions of his age were shattered by modernism and the Great War his art fell from favour. Now, again, as the re-evaluation of that era is well underway his reputation is rebounding. The study of the artist and his art must begin as always with their origins ..."



An extract from Vern G. Swanson"s landmark biography on the great Victorian artist. Dr Swanson is an acknowledged expert on Alma-Tadema and has written a critically acclaimedcatalogue raisonée on the artist.

With his kind permission, the Art Renewal Center has been allowed to reprint his Alma-Tadema biography. This is an internet first: the complete, unabridged biography of a great master, printed with footnotes and copious illustrations. Where possible, supplementary links have been included to references in the text made to artists or personalities not so well known to twenty-first century audiences. In some cases, some of the nineteenth century texts referred to in the biography are also available online.

The Discourse

Alternative title:A Chat.


Oil on cradled panel
16 x 10 inches / 40.64 x 25.40 cm
Collection of Fred and Sherry Ross, USA

A Sculpture Gallery

1867
Oil on panel
Montreal Museum of Arts, Montreal, Canada

The Triumph of Titus

1885
Oil on canvas
Private collection

AReading from Homer

1885
Oil on canvas
35.98 x 72.36 inches / 91.4 x 183.8 cm
Private collection

Flag of Truce

Oil on panel


17.52 x 8.74 inches / 44.5 x 22.2 cm
Private collection
Signed and inscribedOp. CCCLVIII, Artist-War-Fund 1900

A Family Group

1896
Oil on panel
12.01 x 10.98 inches / 30.5 x 27.9 cm
Private collection

Mrs George Lewis and Her Daughter Elizabeth

1899
Oil on panel
Private collection

Maurice Sens

1896
Oil on canvas
Private collection

Interior of theChurch of San Clemente,Rome

1863
Oil on canvas
Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Faust and Marguerite

1857
Watercolor on paper
Private collection

Sunshine

Oil on canvas


Private collection

Portrait of the Singer George Henschel

1879
Oil on canvas
18.90 x 13.46 inches / 48 x 34.2 cm
Private collection

Prose

1879
Oil on canvas
13.98 x 9.53 inches / 35.5 x 24.2 cm
Private collection

Taken From:

http://www.artrenewal.org/asp/database/art.asp?aid=8&page=18

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