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Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema - The Fountain

The Fountain
Giclée Prints
Available in multiple sizes, as shown, Giclées are:
Paper: Printed to bleed
Canvas: Printed with 2 ins (5 cms) of white border, Museum Finish.
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RW71551-B124 x 12 ins
60 x 30 cms
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RW71551-B248 x 24 ins
120 x 60 cms
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RW71551-B372 x 36 ins
180 x 90 cms
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RW71551-B440 x 20 ins
102 x 50 cms
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Artist Biography
Born in Dronryp, Holland in 1836, Lawrence Alma-Tadema completed his art studies at the Antwerp Academy before settling in London in 1870.

His output was prolific, generally of historical genre scenes, and each piece was always numbered with Roman numerals, from his very first painting to his 408th, which was painted two months before his death in 1912. His first picture painted in London was Opus LXXXVI, From An Absent One.

Alma Tadema painted Greek and Roman subjects set in scenes of remarkable archaeological and architectural accuracy. They also contained an exquisite rendering of marble, silver, gold, bronze and silks. In 1906, he was awarded the Royal Gold Medal by the Royal Institute of British Architects for his promotion of architecture in painting.

Alma-Tadema's love of architecture was also reflected in his St. John's Wood home in London, which was designed in the style of a Pompeiian villa.

Knighted for his contribution to the art world, Alma Tadema was elected to the Royal Academy in 1879 and received the Order of Merit in 1905. During his lifetime, Alma Tadema was universally acknowledged for his great artistic ability and, together with Leighton, was one of the giants of Victorian society. However, his work went out of fashion soon after his death and his reputation has only recently recovered to the extent that his paintings now fetch amongst the highest prices paid for any nineteenth century artist.
About this Piece
This picture conveys the whole essence of Alma-Tadema's work. The detail shown of the marble, the deep lustrous blue of the sea and the wonderful colours of the ladies clothes, cushions, and all enhanced by the jewels of nature, depicted by the various flowers.

For the Victorian middle classes, this depicted life, in classical times of peace and tranquility, is much as one liked to imagine it.