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Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, by Flora Lion, 1912 -NPG 3946 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

by Flora Lion
Pencil on paper, 1912
12 1/2 in. x 9 1/8 in. (318 mm x 232 mm)
NPG 3946

Inscriptionback to top

Signed in pencil lower right: ‘Flora Lion’.

This portraitback to top

The date of the drawing was apparently provided by the artist; if correct, it was executed in the last months of the sitter’s life (he died in June 1912). The paper has yellowed around the image, showing the extent of a previous mount.

Flora Lion trained at the St John’s Wood School, Royal Academy Schools and Atelier Julian, before a long exhibiting career as portrait, figure and landscape artist. Two other drawings, one oil and five lithographs by her, produced between 1912 and 1923, are in the National Portrait Gallery collection. Between 1910 and 1915 her address was St John’s Wood Studios, Queens Terrace, close to the sitter’s home.

Dr Jan Marsh

Physical descriptionback to top

Head study, to front, moustache and beard, no spectacles.

Conservationback to top

Conserved, 1984.

Provenanceback to top

Purchased from the artist, 25 June 1955.

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