HE LOVES ME, HE LOVES ME NOT     by Lawrence Alma-Tadema
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Lawrence Alma-Tadema

HE LOVES ME, HE LOVES ME NOT 1893

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HE LOVES ME, HE LOVES ME NOT Staalgravure vervaardigd door Leopold Lowenstam in 1893 naar het schilderij (Opus CCLXXX) van Lawrence Alma-Tadema. Met potlood gesigneerd door Alma-Tadema en Lowenstam. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. 23,2 x 37,5 cm. Twee loungende dames plukken bloemblaadjes en stellen zich de eeuwenoude vraag. De gravures van Alma-Tadema’s werk werden getoond op de meest prestigieuze exposities van de Londense Royal Academy. In veel gevallen was enkele jaren na de tentoonstelling van het schilderij ook de gravure te zien. He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not viel in de Royal Academy alleen als gravure te bewonderen. Het schilderij werd verkocht aan de Engelse ijzer en staal baron James Francis Mason (1861-1929), maar ging in 1910 verloren bij een brand. Prijs: Euro 1.850,- (incl. lijst)  

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Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema was born on the 8th of January in 1836. He grew up Dronrijp in the Netherlands.

He was educated at the Royal Academy of Antwerp in Belgium.

Alma-Tadema became famous for his paintings on his depictions of the luxury and decadence of the Roman Empirewith languorous figures set in fabulous marbled interiors or against a backdrop of dazzling blue Mediterranean Sea and sky.

Though admired during his lifetime for his draftsmanship and depictions of Classical antiquity, his work fell into disrepute after his death, and only since the 1960s has it been re-evaluated for its importance within nineteenth-century English art.

In 1870, he settled in England, here he lived for the rest of his life. He died on the 28th of June in 1912, he was buried in a crypt in St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

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