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    Sale 7524

    Turin London Corfu The Collection of Giorgio Marsan and Umberta Nasi

    12 - 13 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 28

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

    The Roman Art Class

    Price Realised  

    Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, O.M., R.A. (1836-1912)
    The Roman Art Class
    oil on canvas
    14½ x 29½ in. (36.7 x 75 cm.)


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    The central figure in this unfinished work is the same as that found in a small oil on copper, executed by the artist in June 1877, and now unlocated. The subject predates by a couple of months one of the artist's finest compositions The Sculptor's Model (Venus Esquilina).

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    Provenance

    Sotheby's London, 22 November 1983, lot 511.


    Literature

    V. Swanson, The Biography and Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1990, pp. 196, 380 (illustrated), no. 218.