Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, R.A. 1836 - 1912
Miss Anna Alma-Tadema
Photo: R.A./John Hammond
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Miss Anna Alma-Tadema, 1883
Oil on canvas, 1130 X 785 mm
Purchased from Miss Anna Alma-Tadema, 1944
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Anna and her sister Laurense were the children of Alma-Tadema and his first wife Pauline (d. 1869). This portrait shows Anna, aged 15, in the family home, Townsend House. She stands looking towards the hallway with her back to the area where her step-mother's studio and the conservatory were located. Mrs Alma-Tadema is depicted in two of the painted ovals on the door, one of which shows her wearing a blue-bonnet and the other dressed in black. Anna's flowing dress and seashell necklace are typical of Aesthetic fashions of the period.

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