Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema was one of the most renowned painters of late nineteenth century Britain, he was actually born in the Netherlands. He was trained at the Academy of Antwerp, Belgium, then he moved to England in 1870, until his death on 1912. A classical-subject painter, he became famous for his oil painting of the luxury and decadence of the Roman Empire, with langorous figures set in fabulous marbled interiors or against a backdrop of dazzling blue Mediterranean sea and sky paintings. Universally admired for his superb draftsmanship and depictions of Classical antiquity, during his life time, he fell into disrepute after his death and only in the last thirty years has his artworks have been reevaluated for its importance within the nineteenth century English art.
Can't find the painting you are looking for? click here