Portrait of Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Paul Rajon etched the portrait of Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836–1912) during one of his annual six-month visits to England. Rajon first visited England in 1873 to execute a commission. He etched some original portraits, but most of his prints reproduced paintings by contemporary artists and old masters for publications. Alma-Tadema, a Dutch-born painter of neoclassical pictures, enjoyed a considerable success on the Continent and decided to move to London where his work was enthusiastically appreciated from the 1860s to 1890s. This print was intended not only for the European market but also for the United States, and it carries a U.S. copyright line. Rajon etched Alma-Tadema’s paintings as well as his portrait.
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Object Name
Object Type
Date made
graphic artist
Rajon, Paul-Adolphe
Knoedler & Co.
British and Foreign Artists' Association
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
image: 22.8 cm x 22.5 cm; 9 in x 8 7/8 in
plate: 41 cm x 29.9 cm; 16 1/8 in x 11 3/4 in
sheet: 48.1 cm x 34.7 cm; 18 15/16 in x 13 11/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Ferris Collection
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Ferris Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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