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Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema



 


 
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

(b Dronrijp, Friesland, 8 Jan 1836; d Wiesbaden, 28 June 1912).

Painter and designer of Dutch birth. The son of a notary, Alma-Tadema demonstrated an early artistic ability. In 1852 he entered the Antwerp Academy, where he studied under Gustaf, Baron Wappers, and Nicaise de Keyser. An important influence at this time was Louis De Taye, Professor of Archaeology at the academy and a practising artist. Alma-Tadema lived and worked with De Taye from 1857 to 1859 and was encouraged by him to depict subjects from the early history of France and Belgium. This taste for historical themes increased when Alma-Tadema entered Baron Henri Leys’s studio in 1859 and began assisting him with his monumental frescoes for the Antwerp Town Hall. While in Leys’s studio, Alma-Tadema produced several major paintings, for example the Education of the Children of Clovis (1861; ex-Sir John Pender priv. col.) and Venantius Fortunatus Reading his Poems to Radagonda (1862; Dordrecht, Dordrechts Mus.), which are characterized by their obscure Merovingian subject-matter, rather sombre colouring and close attention to detail.


 




 

Self-Portrait



 


The Baths of Caracalla
 

 


The Roses of Heliogabalus



 

In the Tepidarium



 

Who is it?



 

A Greek Woman



 

Flora



 

Welcome Footsteps



 

A Favorite Custom



 

Phidias Showing the Frieze of the Parthenon to his Friends



 

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