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European Art
Artist: Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Dutch, active England, 1836–1912

An Art Lover


Oil on panel

unframed: 55.9 × 84.5 cm (22 × 33 1/4 in.) framed: 83.2 × 127.1 cm (32 3/4 × 50 1/16 in.)
Mary Gertrude Abbey Fund
On view
19th century

(From Swanson, 1990, no. 102)

Commissioned by Messers Ernest Gambart, London, 1868. Sold 1868 to Jose de Murietta (Marquis de Santurce) Catalan, Spain. Sold Christies, 1892 (150), to Messers Arthur Tooth & Sons, London; George E. Bellis, by 1896; James Briggs-Bury; Mrs. L. Halle, by 1913; Messers Richard Howarth, Blackburn, Lancashire; Messers Stephen Gooden & Fox, London, sold 1965; bought by Yale University Art Gallery (Mary Gertrude Abbey Fund).


C. Franklin Sayre, “Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s ‘A Roman Amateur’,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 34 (1973): 12–17, ill.

Vern G Swanson, The Biography and Catalogue Raisonne of the paintings of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (London: Garton & Co, 1990), no. 102, ill.

R J Barrow, Lawrence Alma-Tadema (London: Phaidon Press, 2001), 39–40, 52, 57, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.