• Eton College Chapel -
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    Signed lower left: Anna Alma Tadema/September 1885

    Watercolour heightened with bodycolour

    52.7 by 36.3 cm., 20 ĺ by 14 ľ in.

     

    Provenance:

    Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, 21st March 2007, lot 100;

    Private Collection

     

    Exhibited:

    London, Royal Academy, 1886, no. 1280

     

    Anna Alma-Tadema was the second daughter of the Dutch-born artist Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) and his mother and step-mother were also artists. She painted mainly flowers, portraits and interiors with great attention to detail like her father. The present watercolour, drawn when she was only twenty, was one of the four works she exhibited at the Royal Academy.

     

    Her fatherís biographer Helen Zimmern describes her as a `delicate, dainty artist who has inherited much of her fatherís power for reproducing detailí (see Helen Zimern, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, R.A., 1902, p.8. A self-portrait in oil by her was sold at Sothebyís on 12th November 2013, lot 15 for £98,500.

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