The Women of Amphissa by Lawrence Alma-Tadema

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The Women of Amphissa by Lawrence Alma-Tadema The Women of Amphissa by Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Artist: Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836 – 1912)

Nationality: Dutch

Completion Date: 1887

Style: Romanticism

Genre: Genre Painting

Media: Oil on Canvas

Location: Private Collection

Alma-Tadema met his second wife, Laura, when she was only seventeen years old, and apparently fell in love with her at first sight. Although he used the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War as a pretence to move to England, it is thought that he actually moved to London to be closer to Laura. Upon his arrival, he contracted with Laura for private art lessons, and thereafter asked her to marry him. Although her father originally refused due to their age difference (she was 18, he was 34), he relented on the condition that the two got to know each other first. Apparently the match was good, as they stayed married for the rest of their lives. Alma-Tadema used his wife…

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