Lady Laura Alma Tadema (nee Laura Theresa Epps) (1852-1909)
In 1871 she became the second wife of Laurence Alma-Tadema, who, after making a reputation in Antwerp and winning medals in Paris, had settled in London where within a few years he was to paint "A Sculpture gallery, A Picture Gallery" and other works which have made his name a household word. Under his instruction his wife soon developed a remarkable artistic gift and already in the early eighties she was well-known as a contributor to the principal exhibitions. Her method and style had much in common with her husband's, but she wisely chose a different class of subject. Instead of lmperial Rome she gave us Dutch interiors, a little idealised and adorned
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