The Sculpture Gallery

Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Dutch, 1836 - 1912

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1874

Oil on canvas

Overall: 86 1/2 x 67 1/2 in. (219.7 x 171.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Arthur M. Loew, Class of 1921A

P.961.125

Geography/Culture

Europe, Great Britain

Period

19th century

Object Name

Painting

Classification

Painting

On view

Inscription

Signed, and numbered, lower right: Alma-Tadema op. CXXV

Course History

PHIL 23, Philosophy of Art, John Kulvicki, Winter 2013

FREN 1, Introductory French I, Kelly McConnell, Winter 2013

ARTH 7, Pompeii in Antiquity and in the Modern Imagination , Steven Kangas, Winter 2012

ENGL 7, Writing About Art, Brett Gamboa, Winter 2012

COLT 73, 101, Spectacle and Exhibitionism, Michelle Warren, Winter 2012

Exhibition History

World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Illinois, 1893, no. 59.

The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, March 29, 2016-June 30, 2018.

The Dartmouth Collection: 19th & 20th Century Paintings, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 17-November 6, 1982.

Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, England, 1875, no. 26.

Salon, Paris, France, May 1874, no. 19.

Royal Academy, Berlin, Germany, November 1874.

Royal Academy Exhibition, London, England, Winter, 1913, no. 175.

Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture Around the Bay of Naples, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, October 19, 2008-March 22, 2009; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, May 3-October 4, 2009.

Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 7, 1989-April 4, 1996.

Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 10, 1998-September 20, 2003.

Jubilee Exhibition, Royal Manchester Institution, Manchester, England, 1887.

Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 26, 2003-April 25, 2006.

Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 16, 2007-October 2007.

International Fine Art Exhibition, Rome, Italy, 1911, no. 119.

Grosvenor Gallery, London, England, Winter, 1882, no. 59.

Gambart, London, England, 1883.

Exposition Universelle, Paris, France, October 1878, no. 2.

Exhibition of Modern Works of Paintings and Sculpture, Forming the Collection of the Late George McCulloch, Esq., Winter Exhibition, 40th Year, Royal Academy of Arts, London, January 4-March 13, 1909.

European Paintings from the College Collection, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College,Hanover, New Hampshire, September 13-October 6, 1974.

Alma-Tadema and Antiquity: Imagining Classical Sculpture in Late-Nineteenth-Century Britain, Harrington Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 28-September 28, 2008.

Publication History

Vern Swanson, "Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema's A Sculpture Gallery", Porticus, vol. XII/XIII, 1989-90, p. 70, fig. 7.

Vern Swanson, "Alma-Tadema: The painter of the Victorian vision of the Ancient World", New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1977, pp. 21-22, 50, 137, ill. p. 22.

Vern G. Swanson, The Biography and Catalogue Raisonne of the Paintings of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, London: Garton & Co., 1990, pp. 44, 45, 47, 69, no. 164, ill.

T. Barton Thurber, "European Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art", Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2008, pp. 88-89, ill. p.89, no. 41.

Samuel H. Kress Foundation, "Old Masters in Context 2000-2006", Norwich, Connecticut: Thames Printing, 2006, color ill. p. 79.

Peter Delpeut, Pleidoi Voor Het Treuzelen,

Peter Delpeut, Pleidoi Voor Het Treutzelen ,Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Augustus,2011, p.86

Percy Cross Standing, "Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, O.M., R.A., London/Paris/N.Y./Melbourne: Cassell & Co., 1905, p. 52-53, p. 55-56, p. 82-83

John Ruskin,"Academy Notes", 1875, in "The Works of John Ruskin" (ed. E.T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn) London, 1980, vol. XXXIII, pp. 271-272.

Johann Joachim Winckelmann, "Letter and Report on the Discoveries at Herculaneum", Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 20011, detail ill. p. 114, no. 88.

Georg Ebers, "Lorenz Alma Tadema", New York: Gottsberger, 1886, pp. 67-70, ill. opp. p. 68.

Edwin Becker et.al., editor, Elizabeth Prettejohn et. al, authors, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, New York: Rizzoli, 1996, pp. 182-186, ill. p. 184, cat. no. 35, detail ill. p. 89

Cosmo Monkhouse, "British Contemporary Artists", New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899, p. 213-214

Charles E. Pascoe, "The Exhibition of the Royal Academy", Art Joural, n.s. vol. 1, 1875, p. 186

Catalogue, Exhibition of Modern Works of Paintings and Sculpture, Forming the Collection of the Late George McCulloch, Esq., Winter Exhibition, 40th Year, London: William Clowes and Sons, Limited, Printers to the Royal Academy, 1909, page 6, no. 5.

Carol C. Mattusch et. al., Pompeii and the Roman Villa, Washington, DC.: National Gallery of Art, 2008, ill. p. 293, no. 143.

C. Franklin Sayre, "Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema's A Roman Amateur", Yale University Art Gallery Bullentin, Jun 1973, pp. 12-17

Benedict Read, "Exhibition Reviews: Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema," Apollo, vol. CXLV, no. 424 (June 1997), pp. 48-49.

Annual Report 2005-6, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2006, ill. p.45.

Provenance

Ernest (Jean Joseph Ernest Theodore) Gambart (1814-1902) (artist's dealer), Nice, France, 1874; sold to Arthur Tooth & Sons, London, 1883; sold to George McCulloch (1848-1907), London, about 1883-1888; by descent to his widow, Mary Smith Mayger McCulloch Coutts-Michie (1857-1945), London, 1907-1913; Christie, Mason and Woods, London, May 29, 1913, lot 111; sold to Asher Wertheimer (1844-1918), London, 1913-1915; sold to Blakeslee Galleries Collection, New York, April 22, 1915, lot 227; sold to Captain Joseph Raphael De Lamar (1843-1918), New York; Arthur M. Loew (1897-1977), New York, New York; given to present collection, 1961.

Catalogue Raisonne

V. Swanson, 1990, no. 164.

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