Lawrence Alma Tadema At Leighton House
Harry Seymour | Candid | 16th July 2017
Alma-Tadema was the Victorian society painter par excellence. Hugely popular, his specialty was paintings of antiquity populated with Victorian characters. They have long been regarded as “sickeningly twee” but current opinion is shifting in his favour. His paintings, exemplars of “painterly technique”, expressed a view of the world as seen from Britain at the height of empire.