Anna Alma-Tadema

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Anna Alma-Tadema

9 artworks

English

Born 1865 - Died 1943

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The Porter's Lodge at 17, Grove End Road

Watercolor on paper

38 x 27.5 cms | 14 3/4 x 10 3/4 ins

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The Drawing Room at Townshend House

1885

Watercolour over pencil and pen and ink on card

27.2 x 18.7 cms | 10 1/2 x 7 1/4 ins

Royal Academy of Arts, London, United Kingdom

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Interior of the Gold Room, Townshend House

circa 1883

Watercolor with scraping over graphite on paper

53 x 35.9 cms | 20 3/4 x 14 ins

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, KCMO, United States

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Self Portrait

Oil on Paper

28 x 23 cms | 11 x 9 ins

Private collection, ,

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Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema's Study in Townshend House, London

1884

Pan and brown and black ink, graphite on paper

33 x 45 cms | 12 3/4 x 17 1/2 ins

Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York, United States

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Returning Light

1891

Oil on panel

44.1 x 15.6 cms | 17 1/4 x 6 ins

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Anna was the younger daughter of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, and his first wife who died in 1869. She was brought up in London by Tadema, and his second wife Laura, whose marriage was childless. Both Anna, and her elder sister seem to have retained into adult life, the timidity shown in the picture their father painted of them in childhood (This is our corner, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam). Anna was also the subject of a portrait by her father later in childhood (Miss Anna Alma-Tadema, 1883, the Royal Academy), which was used by [him] as a showcase for prospective patrons. Neither Anna, or her elder sister Laurence married, and after the death of their father lived in obscurity. In the case of Anna, this was extremely unfortunate, as she had considerable talent in her own right. She painted exceptionally good watercolours, highly detailed, and finished.

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  • Our thanks go to Paul Ripley, of the website Victorian Art in Britain, for his kind permission to reproduce this biography.