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SIR LAWRENCE ALMA-TADEMA, O.M., R.A.

An Eloquent Silence

1890

Oil on panel

Price upon request

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Description

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

Dimensions
Height: 16.5 inches / 41.9 cm
Width: 12.99 inches / 33 cm
Signature

Signed L. Alma-Tadema and inscribed OP. CCCI (lower left)

Provenance

Messrs. Lefèvre & Sons, London (commissioned directly from the artist, March 1890)

Private collection, Netherlands

Private collection, USA

Sotheby's, New York, 22 May 2019, lot 11

Exhibition

London, New Gallery, Summer Exhibition, 1890, no. 51

Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, Lawrence Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity Vienna, Belvedere, Lawrence Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity

London, Leighton House Museum, Lawrence Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity

Literature

The Art Journal, London, 1890, p. 168

The Builder, London, May 3, 1890, p. 320

The Magazine of Art, London, 1890, p. 306

The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art, London, May 3, 1890, p. 537

Demorest's Family Magazine, January 1892, vol. XXVIII, no. 3, p. 163, illustrated opposite the title page

Rudolf Dircks, "The later works of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, O.M., R.A., R.W.S," Art Journal, Christmas Edition, London, 1910, p. 31, illustrated p. 8

Vern G. Swanson, Alma-Tadema: The painter of the Victorian Vision of the Ancient world, London, 1977, p. 140

Joseph A. Kester, Mythology and Misogyny, The Social Discourse of Nineteenth-Century British Classical Subject Painting, London, 1989, p. 275

Vern G. Swanson, The Biography and Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, London, 1990, p. 241, no. 338

Elizabeth Prettejohn and Peter Trippi, eds., Lawrence Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity, exh. cat., Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands; Belvedere, Vienna; Leighton House Museum, London, October 1, 2016-October 29, 2017, p. 127-8, illustrated p. 128

Art Period
19th Century
Movement/Style
Romanticism