[Lawrence Alma-Tadema, R.A., in his studio]
[Published by T.H. Lefèvre, June 1 1885]
Mezzotint on india, very large margins; platemark 550 x 420mm (21½ x 16½"). Printsellers' Association blindstamp. Very scarce.
Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912), London painter of Greek and Roman settings, etcher, stage designer and decorative artist. Shown in his studio holding palette and brushes, an unfinished canvas behind him. After training in Antwerp, Alma-Tadema moved to London in 1870 and became a member of the Royal Academy in 1879. He was knighted in 1899. After the portrait by John Collier (1850-1934), portrait painter who received guidance and encouragement from Alma-Tadema as a young artist. The print was originally sold as a companion to a portrait of another 19th century artist, Rosa Bonheur.
PSA limited to 275 artist's proofs (plate destroyed); ex: collection of the Late Hon C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 36360] £520.00