Thursday, January 28, 2021

The Garden Studio by Anna Alma-Tadema

An 1886-7 watercolour by British artist Anna Alma-Tadema (1867 - 1943) called The Garden Studio. Anna was the daughter of the Dutch painter Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. It shows the garden office painting studio at their home at 17 Grove End Road, St John's Wood, London, which they both used while the house was undergoing rather spectacular refurbishment. The blue and white Delft plate top left is a reference to their Dutch background, and the bust next to the open door is of Lawrence. British Art Studies has an interesting article on the family's studio houses.


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