7 June 2001
Lady Laura Alma-Tadema (1852-1909)
May I come in?
signed, inscribed and dated 'Laura./T.A T./Op.LI/1881' (lower left)
pencil and watercolour with gum arabic and with scratching out, unframed
9 7/8 x 6 5/8 in. (25.1 x 16.8 cm.)
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Art Journal, 1883, p. 345-6, illustrated.
London, Grosvenor Gallery, Summer Exhibition 1883, no. 8.
A very young girl in Dutch clothes, pauses for permission to enter a home. There are two paintings on the door, one of a windmill and the other of a stream and tree. Finished watercolours by Lady Laura are extremely rare.
We are grateful to Vern Swanson for his help in preparing this catalogue entry.
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