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Framed H: 41 x W: 61 in. (104.14 x 154.94 cm)

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Over the course of his career, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema came to be known as that painter of “Victorians in togas”, for his depictions of luxury and decadence in fabulous exotic landscapes and interiors. Alma-Tadema first studied under the Belgian historical painter Henrik Leys, and assisted him in completing frescoes throughout Antwerp. Around the time he was studying painting, Alma-Tadema also took classes in history and archaeology, and during a trip to Italy in 1863, he discovered a passion for Greek, Roman, and Egyptian antiquity, and began to paint scenes of these subjects exclusively. He was particularly celebrated for his ability to represent ancient architecture, costumes, and the textures of marble, bronze, and silk.

Collected by major museums
Tate, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Selected exhibitions
2019
M.S. Rau Antiques at LA Art Show 2019M.S. Rau
M.S. Rau Antiques at Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show 2019M.S. Rau
2017
Lawrence Alma-Tadema. Decadence & AntiquityBelvedere Museum
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Sappho and Alcaeus, 1881

Oil on panel
26 × 48 1/16 in
66 × 122.1 cm
Location
Baltimore

Framed H: 41 x W: 61 in. (104.14 x 154.94 cm)

Medium
Image rights
Image provided by the Walters Art Museum

Over the course of his career, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema came to be known as that painter of “Victorians in togas”, for his depictions of luxury and decadence in fabulous exotic landscapes and interiors. Alma-Tadema first studied under the Belgian historical painter Henrik Leys, and assisted him in completing frescoes throughout Antwerp. Around the time he was studying painting, Alma-Tadema also took classes in history and archaeology, and during a trip to Italy in 1863, he discovered a passion for Greek, Roman, and Egyptian antiquity, and began to paint scenes of these subjects exclusively. He was particularly celebrated for his ability to represent ancient architecture, costumes, and the textures of marble, bronze, and silk.

Collected by major museums
Tate, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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