He has just asked her to marry him; she contemplates her answer, gazing shyly at the bouquet of roses. Alma-Tadema took the title (‘I love you, love me too’) from a novel by his friend Carel Vosmaer. In this sweet story this text is engraved in a Roman ring. Alma-Tadema made the painting especially for the home of Henry Marquand, a wealthy banker and art collector from New York.


  • Title: Amo Te Ama Me
  • Creator: Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
  • Date Created: 1881
  • Physical Dimensions: 17.5 x 38.0 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Collectie Fries Museum, Leeuwarden – Aankoop ondersteund door de Vereniging Rembrandt, het Mondriaan Fonds en de Wassenbergh-Clarijs-Fontein-Stichting
  • Medium: Oil on panel

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