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Alma-Tadema as a Painter of Classical Antiquity

 
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
British, born Netherlands, 1836–1912
Preparations for the Festivities (The Floral Wreath)
1866
Oil on canvas
21 1⁄4 x 27 1⁄4 in. (54 x 69.2 cm)
Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Bequest of Madeleine Dahlgren Townsend
1982.11
 
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
British, born Netherlands, 1836–1912
The Sculpture Gallery
1875
Oil on panel
30 1⁄4 x 23 1⁄4 in. (76.8 x 59 cm)
Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester
Marion Stratton Gould Fund
89.45
 
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
British, born Netherlands, 1836–1912
Between Hope and Fear
1876
Oil on canvas
30 3⁄4 x 45 1⁄2 in. (78.1 x 128.2 cm)
Private collection, Fort Worth, Texas
 
Lock & Whitfield, photographers
British, active 1856–1894
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, publishers
Lawrence Alma-Tadema
1881
Woodburytype or carbon print
Image: 4 15⁄16 x 3 1⁄2 in. (12.5 x 8.9 cm); sheet: 6 7⁄16 x 3 3⁄4 in. (16.3 x 9.5 cm)
Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
2000.15.3
 
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
British, born Netherlands, 1836–1912
The Archer, from The Epic of Kings: Stories Retold from Firdusi
Retold by Helen Zimmern with prefatory poem by Edmund Gosse (London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1883)
c. 1882
Etching on chine collé laid down on paper, proof before edition
Image: 7 1⁄2 x 5 1⁄2 in. (19 x 14 cm); sheet: 12 5⁄16 x 8 11⁄16 in. (31.3 x 22 cm)
Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
1983.10
 
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
British, born Netherlands, 1836–1912
The Lovers, from The Epic of Kings: Stories Retold from Firdusi
Retold by Helen Zimmern with prefatory poem by Edmund Gosse (London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1883)
c. 1882
Etching on chine collé laid down on paper
Image: 5 5⁄8 x 7 1⁄2 in. (14.3 x 19 cm); sheet: 8 11⁄16 x 11 1⁄4 in. (22 x 28.5 cm)
Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
1988.234
 
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
British, born Netherlands, 1836–1912
The Women of Amphissa
1887
Oil on canvas
48 1⁄4 x 72 1⁄2 in. (122.5 x 184.2 cm)
Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
1978.12
 
Edward Onslow Ford
English, 1852–1901
Portrait Bust of Lawrence Alma-Tadema
c. 1895
Marble
28 3⁄4 x 24 13⁄16 x 16 15⁄16 in. (73 x 63 x 43 cm)
University of Birmingham Research and Cultural Collections
 
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
British, born Netherlands, 1836–1912
Hopeful
1909
Oil on panel
13 3⁄8 x 5 7⁄16 in. (34 x 13.8 cm)
Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
1955.873
 
 

Alma-Tadema’s Interiors

 
François Mazois
French, 1783–1826
Temple de Vénus (Temple of Venus), from Les Ruines de Pompei, vol. 4 (Paris: F. Didot, 1824–38)
Hand-colored engraving
Book: 23 1⁄4 x 17 x 1 1⁄4 in. (59 x 43.2 x 3.2 cm)
General Research Division, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations
 
After William Hatherell
English, 1855–1928
“Mr. Alma-Tadema’s Studio,” from Wilfred Meynall, “Artist’s Homes: Mr. Alma-Tadema’s at North Gate, Regent’s Park,” Magazine of Art 5 (1882): p. 185
1881
Wood engraving
5 x 6 1⁄4 in. (12.7 x 15.9 cm)
Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
 
Anna Alma-Tadema
British, 1865–1943
Interior of the Gold Room, Townshend House, London
c. 1885
Watercolor with scraping over graphite on paper
20 7⁄8 x 14 1⁄8 in. (53 x 35.9 cm)
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Bequest of Milton McGreevy
81-30/86
 
Joseph Parkin Mayall
English, 1839–1906
Alma-Tadema in his studio at Townshend House, from Frederic George Stephens, Artists at Home (London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1884)
c. 1884
Photoengraving on copper plate
Image: 6 9⁄16 x 8 9⁄16 in. (16.7 x 21.7 cm); book: 18 1⁄8 x 13 1⁄2 x 1 5⁄8 in. (48 x 34.3 x 4.1 cm)
Clark Art Institute Library, Williamstown, Massachusetts
 
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
British, born Netherlands, 1836–1912
Mrs. Ralph Sneyd (Mary Ellis Sneyd)
1889
Oil on panel
12 x 9 3⁄8 in. (30.5 x 23.8 cm)
Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Gift of Michael Coe in memory of Sophie D. Coe
1996.12
 
“Mr. Alma Tadema’s House: View of End of Studio” and “Mr. Alma Tadema’s House: Recess in Studio,” from The Architect 41 (June 7, 1889)
Ink photo (photolithograph)
Book: 12 3⁄4 x 9 x 3 in. (32.4 x 22.9 x 7.6 cm)
Art & Architecture Collection, The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints, and Photographs
The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations
 
Hampton & Sons, London, publishers
Catalogue of the Well-Known and Interesting Collection of Antique Furniture and Objêts d’Art Formed by the Late Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, O.M., R.A. (London: Hampton & Sons, 1913)
Height: 11 7⁄8 in. (30.2 cm)
Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham, England

  

Henry Gurdon Marquand and the Marquand Mansion

 
Text attributed to George William Sheldon
American, 1843–1914
Artistic Houses: Being a Series of Interior Views of a Number of the Most Beautiful and Celebrated Homes in the United States, vol. 2, part 1 (New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1883–84)
Height: 19 11⁄16 in. (50 cm)
Morgan Library & Museum, New York
Printed Books Collection
PML 127669
 
Heliotype Printing Co., Boston
“Residence of H. G. Marquand,” in American Architect and Building News, no. 548 (June 26, 1886)
Color heliotype (color photolithograph)
11 1⁄4 x 14 3⁄4 in. (28.6 x 37.5 cm)
Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
 
Attributed to George Collins Cox
American, 1851–1902
Marquand Music Room: view of the room and ceiling from the alcove
c. 1888–90
Albumen print mounted on mat board, stamped: G. C. Cox Photo
Photograph: 9 3⁄4 x 15 7⁄8 in. (24.8 x 40.3 cm); secondary support: 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Museums, Photo Archives Center
 
Robert Swain Gifford
American, 1840–1905, program artist
Printer unknown
Programme for a Musical Concert
1892
Etched and engraved cardstock paper
10 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄2 in. (26.7 x 21.6 cm)
Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Museums
 
B. Krieger
“Chambre Mauresque dans l’hôtel de Mr. H. G. Marquand à New York” (“Moorish Room in Mr. H. G.
Marquand’s House, New York”), from American Architect and Building News, no. 950 (March 10, 1894)
Hand-colored etching
Sheet: 17 1⁄4 x 13 in. (43.8 x 33 cm)
Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
 
John Singer Sargent
American, 1856–1925
Henry G. Marquand
1897
Oil on canvas
52 x 41 3⁄4 in. (132.1 x 106 cm)
Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Gift of the Trustees, 1897
97.43
 
Thomas E. Kirby
American, 1846–1924, editor
Illustrated Catalogue of the Art and Literary Property Collected by the Late Henry G. Marquand (New York: American Art Association, 1903)
Book: 14 1⁄8 x 11 1⁄8 x 2 5⁄8 in. (35.9 x 28.3 x 6.7 cm)
Clark Art Institute Library, Williamstown, Massachusetts

  

The Creation of the Marquand Music Room

 
Johnstone, Jupe & Co., London
“Jupe’s Patent” Extending Dining Table
c. 1839
Mahogany
Height: 29 1⁄2 in. (75 cm); diameter: 70 1⁄2 in. (179 cm) closed, 85 5⁄8 in. (217.5 cm) small leaves, 99 13⁄16 in. (253.5 cm) large leaves
Lent by Apter–Fredericks Ltd., London
 
William Zahn
German, 1800–1871
Ornamente aller klassischen Kunst-Epochen nach den Originalen in ihren eigenthümlichen Farben (Berlin:
D. Reimer, 1849)
Book: 11 5⁄8 x 16 1⁄2 x 1 1⁄4 in. (30 x 41.9 x 3.1 cm)
Clark Art Institute Library, Williamstown, Massachusetts
 
Owen Jones, British
1809–1874
The Grammar of Ornament (London: Day & Son, 1856)
Book: 22 3⁄4 x 15 1⁄4 x 2 1⁄8 in. (57.8 x 38.7 x 5.4 cm)
Clark Art Institute Library, Williamstown, Massachusetts
 
Giorgio Sommer
Italian or German, 1834–1914
“Altar at Pompeii, House of Epidius Sabinus”
Photograph
c. 1860–70
Photograph: 10 3⁄16 x 8 in. (25.9 x 20.3 cm); secondary support: 18 1⁄8 x 12 1⁄16 in. (46 x 30.6 cm)
Alma-Tadema Archive, Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections, University of Birmingham, England
AT7650–1915
 
Giacomo Brogi
Italian, 1822–1881
“Pompei, dettaglio dell’Impluvia nella casa di Cornelio Rufo” (“Pompeii, detail of the impluvium in the house of Cornelius Rufus”)
Photograph
c. 1870–80
Photograph: 3 7⁄8 x 5 5⁄8 in. (9.9 x 14.3 cm); secondary support: 12 1⁄16 x 18 1⁄8 in. (30.6 x 46 cm)
Alma-Tadema Archive, Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections, University of Birmingham, England
AT11054-1915
 
Photographer unknown
“Relief”
c. 1870
Photograph mounted to board
Photograph: 9 3⁄4 x 7 1⁄4 in. (24.7 x 18.5 cm); secondary support: 18 1⁄8 x 12 in. (46 x 30.4 cm)
Alma-Tadema Archive, Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections, University of Birmingham, England
AT11826-1915
 
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
British, born Netherlands, 1836–1912
“Ornamental Scrolls on Samian Pottery Found in London”
c. 1870
Drawing in graphite on tracing paper, mounted to cream wove paper
Drawing: 6 3⁄16 x 7 1⁄4 in. (15.7 x 18.5 cm); secondary support: 18 1⁄8 x 12 in. (46 x 30.5 cm)
Alma-Tadema Archive, Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections, University of Birmingham, England
E2766-1915
 
Alphonse Legros
French, 1837–1911
Edward Poynter
1877
Etching and drypoint on paper
Plate: 10 3⁄16 x 6 11⁄16 in. (25.8 x 17.2 cm); sheet: 14 1⁄2 x 9 3⁄4 in. (36.9 x 24.8 cm)
Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
1985.44
 
Alphonse Legros, French
1837–1911
Sir Frederic Leighton
1878
Etching and drypoint on paper
Plate: 15 x 9 15⁄16 in. (38.1 x 25.3 cm); sheet: 18 11⁄16 x 11 13⁄16 in. (47.4 x 30 cm)
Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
1987.54
 
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
British, born Netherlands, 1836–1912
First Concept for “A Reading from Homer”
c. 1882
Pencil on wove paper
4 1⁄2 x 9 in. (11.4 x 22.9 cm)
Dahesh Museum of Art, New York
1997.2
 
Paul-Adolphe Rajon
French, 1842/43–1888
Lawrence Alma-Tadema
1883
Etching on paper
Plate: 16 1⁄4 x 11 3⁄4 in. (41.3 x 29.8 cm); sheet: 18 1⁄2 x 13 1⁄4 in. (47 x 33.7 cm)
Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Anonymous Gift
2016.6
 
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
British, born Netherlands, 1836–1912
“Bronze and Wooden Seat in Museo Napoli, Found in Pompeii”
1883
Drawing on paper, mounted to board
Drawing: 10 1⁄16 x 14 7⁄16 in. (25.5 x 36.6 cm); secondary support: 12 1⁄16 x 18 1⁄8 in. (30.6 x 46 cm)
Alma-Tadema Archive, Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections, University of Birmingham, England
E2677-1915
 
Jason J. Gaul
British, active from c. 1883
“End of a Bronze Seat, Pompei”
May 8, 1883
Drawing on paper, mounted to board
Drawing: 6 15⁄16 x 4 13⁄16 in. (17.6 x 12.3 cm); secondary support: 18 x 12 in. (45.8 x 30.5 cm)
Alma-Tadema Archive, Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections, University of Birmingham, England
E2680-1915
 
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, designer
British, born Netherlands, 1836–1912
Johnstone, Norman & Co., London, manufacturers
Sample Panel for the Marquand Music Room
c. 1884
Cedar, ivory, boxwood, ebony, abalone, glass and red foil, and period frame
8 1⁄4 x 20 1⁄2 x 1 in. (21 x 52.1 x 2.5 cm)
Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
2010.2
 
Frederic, Lord Leighton
English, 1830–1896
Study for “The Marquand Ceiling”: Composition of Left Panel
c. 1885
Black and white chalk on brown paper
14 1⁄2 x 10 in. (36.7 x 25.4 cm)
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Leighton House Museum
LHO/D/0655
 
Frederic, Lord Leighton
English, 1830–1896
Study for “The Marquand Ceiling”: Composition of Right Panel
c. 1885
Black and white chalk on brown paper
14 x 10 3⁄16 in. (35.7 x 25.9 cm)
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Leighton House Museum
LHO/D/0652
 
Frederic, Lord Leighton
English, 1830–1896
Squared-Up Tracing for Marquand’s Music Room
c. 1886
Pencil on tracing paper
6 5/8 x 10 13⁄16 in. (16.8 x 27.5 cm)
Lent by the Royal Academy of Arts, London
Given by Mrs. Matthews and Mrs. Orr, 1896
04/1115

  

The Marquand Music Room

 
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
British, born Netherlands, 1836–1912
Amo Te, Ama Me
1881
Oil on panel
6 15⁄16 x 15 in. (17.5 x 38 cm)
Collection Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Acquisition supported by the Rembrandt Foundation, the Mondriaan Fund, and the Wassenbergh-Clarijs-Fontein Foundation
No. S2005–024
 
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
British, born Netherlands, 1836–1912
A Reading from Homer
1885
Oil on canvas
36 1⁄8 x 72 1⁄4 in. (91.8 x 183.5 cm)
Philadelphia Museum of Art
George W. Elkins Collection
E1924-4-1
 
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, designer
British, born Netherlands, 1836–1912
Johnstone, Norman & Co., London, manufacturers
Steinway & Sons, New York, instrument and case
Edward Poynter
English, 1836–1919, painter of fallboard
Model D Pianoforte and Stools
1884–87
Oak, cherry, ebony, boxwood, satinwood, cedar, holly, ivory, coral, mother-of-pearl, abalone, copper, brass, silver, parchment, oil on cedar, and modern upholstery
Piano: 40 3⁄16 x 104 3⁄4 x 59 13⁄16 in. (102.1 x 266.1 x 151.9 cm); stools, each: 21 x 22 3⁄4 x 17 3⁄4 in. (53.3 x 57.8 x 45.1 cm)
Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
1997.8
 
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, designer
British, born Netherlands, 1836–1912
Johnstone, Norman & Co., London, manufacturers
Elaborate Music Cabinet
1884–85
Ebony, boxwood, cedar, ivory, mother-of-pearl, abalone shell, marble, and brass
78 x 92 1⁄2 x 18 in. (198.1 x 235 x 45.7 cm)
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia
Gift of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr.
84.101
 
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, designer
British, born Netherlands, 1836–1912
Johnstone, Norman & Co., London, manufacturers
Long Settee
1884–85
Ebony, cedar, boxwood, ivory, mother-of-pearl, abalone, brass, glass and red foil, and modern upholstery
35 13⁄16 x 96 7⁄16 x 28 1⁄8 in. (91 x 245 x 71.5 cm)
Mugrabi Collection
 
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, designer
British, born Netherlands, 1836–1912
Johnstone, Norman & Co., London, manufacturers
Medium Settee
1884–85
Ebony, cedar, boxwood, ivory, mother-of-pearl, abalone, brass, glass and red foil, and modern upholstery
35 13⁄16 x 71 x 28 1⁄8 in. (91 x 180.5 x 71.5 cm)
Mugrabi Collection
 
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, designer
British, born Netherlands, 1836–1912
Johnstone, Norman & Co., London, manufacturers
Curved Settee
1884–85
Ebony, cedar, boxwood, ivory, mother-of-pearl, abalone, brass, glass and red foil, and modern upholstery
35 11⁄16 x 50 3⁄16 x 33 7⁄16 in. (90.5 x 127.5 x 85 cm)
Mugrabi Collection
 
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, designer
British, born Netherlands, 1836–1912
Johnstone, Norman & Co., London, manufacturers
Two Occasional Chairs
1884–85
Ebony, cedar, boxwood, ivory, mother-of-pearl, abalone, brass, glass and red foil, and modern upholstery
Each 34 1⁄4 x 20 x 21 7⁄8 in. (87 x 50.5 x 55.5 cm)
Mugrabi Collection
 
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, designer
British, born Netherlands, 1836–1912
Johnstone, Norman & Co., London, manufacturers
Settee
c. 1885
Ebony, boxwood, cedar, ivory, mother-of-pearl, brass, glass and red foil, and modern upholstery
35 1⁄2 x 58 1⁄4 x 28 in. (90.2 x 148 x 71.1 cm)
Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Bequest of Elizabeth Love Godwin, 1975
1975.219a
 
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, designer
British, born Netherlands, 1836–1912
Johnstone, Norman & Co., London, manufacturers
Armchair
1884–85
Mahogany with cedar and ebony veneer; carving and inlay of ebony, cedar, boxwood, ivory, abalone shell, brass, and glass and red foil; and modern upholstery
35 3⁄8 x 27 1⁄8 x 26 in. (90.2 x 68.5 x 67 cm)
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
W.25: 1, 2-1980
 
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, designer
British, born Netherlands, 1836–1912
Johnstone, Norman & Co., London, manufacturers
Circular-Top Table
1884–85
Onyx, ebony, cedar, boxwood, ivory, mother-of-pearl, and brass
Height: 28 1⁄2 in. (72.4 cm); diameter: 25 in. (63.5 cm)
Private collection, New York
 
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, designer
British, born Netherlands, 1836–1912
Johnstone, Norman & Co., London, manufacturers
Pair of Portieres
c. 1885–87
Silk rep and satin fabrics and silk embroidery threads and trims
Each 87 1⁄2 x 44 3⁄4 in. (222.3 x 113.7 cm)
Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Gift of Brian Coleman
2015.2.1–.2
 
Attributed to the Pasikles Painter
Neck-Amphora
Greek, Attic, c. 520–510 BCE
Terracotta, black figure
Height: 16 7⁄16 in. (41.7 cm)
Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Gift of Christos G. Bastis, 1967
67.44.1
 
Etruscan
Vase in the Form of the Head of an African Boy
4th century BCE
Terracotta
Height: 9 in. (22.9 cm)
Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Rogers Fund, 1903
03.3.1
 
Foundry unknown
Dancing Faun of Pompeii
c. 1880
Bronze
31 x 13 x 12 in. (78.7 x 33 x 30.5 cm)
Elaine Grant and Matthew Larkin
 
Sabatino de Angelis & fils, Naples, Italy
Active 1840–early 1900s
Narcissus
1889
Bronze
24 x 12 x 10 in. (61 x 30.5 x 25.4 cm)
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Gift of Alan Shapiro in memory of Louis S. Mohollen, 2010
2010-147-1