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    Sale 2175

    Old Masters and 19th Century Art

    4 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 41

    Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, O.M., R.A. (Dronrijp 1836-1912 Wiesbaden)

    Reverie (Waterfall Nymph)

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    Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, O.M., R.A. (Dronrijp 1836-1912 Wiesbaden)
    Reverie (Waterfall Nymph)
    signed and inscribed 'L. Alma-Tadema Op. CLXLI' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    14 x 9 in. (35.6 x 22.8 cm.)
    Painted in 1874.


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    The landscape in this work was begun when the Alma-Tademas visited Penkill Castle in Scotland in the Autumn of 1874. The classically draped figure is Alma-Tadema's second wife Laura, and was added by the artist on their return to London.

    Provenance

    Commissioned by Pilgeram & Lefèvre, London, 1874.
    James Dyson Perrins, London, 1882.
    Charles William Dyson Perrins, Malvern; Sotheby's, London, 22 April 1959, lot 70.
    Ralph Cortell, Akron, Ohio, by whom bequethed to the Canton Museum of Art, Ohio, in 1967.


    Pre-Lot Text

    SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITION FUND OF THE CANTON MUSEUM OF ART


    Literature

    C. Vosmaer, Alma-Tadema Catalogue Raisonné, unpublished manuscript, Leiden, 1885, no. 163.
    R. Dircks, 'The later works of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, O.M., R.A., R.W.S.', Art Journal Supplementary Monograph, December 1910, p. 28. V. Swanson, The Biography and Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, London, 1990, pp. 180, 359, no. 179.


    Exhibited

    Glasgow, Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, 1875.
    London, Grosvenor Gallery, The Works of L. Alma-Tadema, Winter Exhibition, 1882, no. 72.