With her ringlets and white apron Frederika is a typical 19th-century schoolgirl. The recess and the sculpted windowsill indicate that Lourens studied works by 17th-century fine painters from Leiden. The recent restoration revealed her embroidered initials ‘FR’ on the corner of her apron.


  • Title: Portrait of Frederika Reijnders
  • Creator: Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
  • Date Created: middle 19th century
  • Physical Dimensions: 57.0 x 44.5 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Fries Museum, Leeuwarden – Collectie Koninklijk Fries Genootschap Gerestaureerd met steun van de Wassenbergh-Clarijs-Fontein Stichting, 2015
  • Medium: Oil on paper on canvas

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