Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema A Favourite Custom Art Print
ABOUT THIS PIECE
Academic Classic Painter Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema's A Favourite Custom was created in 1909 and the painting is in Tate Modern London. The original size of the work is 66,1 x 45 cm and is made of oil on canvas.
This scene is set in the baths at Pompeii. In the foreground one woman playfully splashes another bathing in the ‘frigidarium’, a cold bath. The artist based this work on photographs of the ruins of the Stabian baths, revealed by archaeologists in 1824. He has made them more luxurious by adding a marble floor and walls which would more usually have been found in larger imperial baths. This small work attracted enormous success when it was exhibited and bought immediately for the nation.
The Artist: Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836 - 1912) was a Dutch painter of special British denizenship. Born in Dronrijp, the Netherlands, and trained at the Royal Academy of Antwerp, Belgium, he settled in England in 1870 and spent the rest of his life there.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PRODUCT
Art Movement: Academic Classicism
Location and Reference: Tate Modern London
To create this canvas print, the image is printed directly onto an artist-grade 100 % cotton canvas. Our Giclee Museum Quality Prints use inks resistant to fading and allow the tonalities and hues of the Original Painting. An acrylic coating protects the canvas print from dust and moisture. Finished with a suitable colored portion in addition to the size, this canvas print provides an artistic look with depth and texture.