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Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity

Leighton House Museum, London

7 Jul - 29 Oct 2017

This exhibition explores Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s fascination with the representation of domestic life in antiquity and how this interest related to his own domestic circumstances through the two studio-houses he created in St John’s Wood together with his wife, Laura. Born in the north of the Netherlands, the exhibition traces his early training and move to London in 1870 where he established a hugely successful career. The exhibition includes important works by Tadema himself, his wife Laura and daughter Anna with loans from international public and private collections. ‘Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity’ is organised by the Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands (the artist’s home town) and comes to London with more than 100 works. Find out more about the Alma-Tadema exhibition from the Leighton House Museum’s website.

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The Roses of Heliogabalus (1888), Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. © Perez Simon Collection

The Roses of Heliogabalus (1888), Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. © Perez Simon Collection

The Finding of Moses (1904), Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. © Private Collection

The Finding of Moses (1904), Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. © Private Collection

Self-Portrait of Lourens Alma Tadema (1852), Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. © Fries Museum, Collection Royal Frisian Society

Self-Portrait of Lourens Alma Tadema (1852), Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. © Fries Museum, Collection Royal Frisian Society

A Pyrrhic Dance (1869), Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. © Guidhall Art Gallery, City of London

A Pyrrhic Dance (1869), Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. © Guidhall Art Gallery, City of London

A Kiss (1891), Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. © Private Collection of Martin Beisly

A Kiss (1891), Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. © Private Collection of Martin Beisly

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