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Laura Theresa (née Epps), Lady Alma-Tadema; Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

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Laura Theresa (née Epps), Lady Alma-Tadema; Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, by Lena Connell (later Beatrice Cundy), 1905 - NPG x47 - © reserved; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Laura Theresa (née Epps), Lady Alma-Tadema; Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

by Lena Connell (later Beatrice Cundy)
bromide postcard print, 1905
4 3/8 in. x 3 1/8 in. (112 mm x 78 mm) image size
Given by Lady Berwick, 1967
Photographs Collection
NPG x47

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Alma-Tadema moved to London in 1870 upon the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War. He anglicised his forename from Lorenz and settled permanently after receiving his naturalisation documents from Queen Victoria in 1873. He had met Laura Epps during an initial visit to London in 1869, and in 1871 she became his second wife. They settled together in Townshend House, near Regent's Park. Alma-Tadema's first wife, Pauline Gressin, had died in 1869, leaving him with two daughters: Laurence (1865-1940), a writer, and Anna (1867-1943), an artist. Laura also became an accomplished painter in her own right, exhibiting regularly at the Royal Academy.

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