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

Sitter in 37 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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Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour

by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
oil on canvas, exhibited 1891
On display in the Dining Room at Bodelwyddan Castle
NPG 2949


Alfred Waterhouse

by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
oil on canvas, 1891
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6213


Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour

by M. Cormack, after Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
mezzotint, published 1892
NPG D7484


'By Alma-Tadema'

after Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
photograph of painting, albumen print, 1890s
NPG P1273(17a)


'By Alma-Tadema'

after Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
photograph of painting, albumen print, 1890s
NPG P1273(17b)

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