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Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912), Painter

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sitter in 35 portraits
Artist associated with 5 portraits
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema was a painter. Born in Holland and trained in Antwerp, he exhibited at the Paris Salon and the Royal Academy. Alma-Tadema moved to London in 1870. He specialised in highly finished classical scenes of painstaking archaeological detail. While his artistic output decreased in his final years, the quality and ambition of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema's paintings remained. Having devised a system of opus numbers for his more substantial works, the painting completed two months before his death numbered 408. He died in Germany while being treated for a stomach ulcer, and was buried in St Paul's Cathedral. A memorial exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts was organised in 1913.

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P1700(11a)

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, circa 1894
NPG P1700(11a)

4404

The St John's Wood Arts Club, 1895

by Sydney Prior Hall
black crayon, white and grey paint on paper, circa 1895
NPG 4404

x128132

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, circa 1876
NPG x128132

x134824

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1876
NPG x134824

x137214

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1876
NPG x137214

x27575

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1877
NPG x27575

x5155

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen cabinet card, circa 1877
NPG x5155

x85

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
bromide print on paper mount, circa 1877
NPG x85

x19015

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

by Giacomo Arena
albumen cabinet card, 1878
NPG x19015

Ax17644

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1881
NPG Ax17644

x311

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1881
NPG x311

x96472

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1882
NPG x96472

x96474

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1882
NPG x96474

x96473

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1882
NPG x96473

Ax27822

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

by and published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, after Frank Dudman, for Joseph Parkin Mayall
photogravure, circa 1883, published 1884
NPG Ax27822