Self-Portrait of Lourens Alma Tadema

Lawrence Alma-Tadema1852

Fries Museum

Fries Museum
Leeuwarden, Netherlands

There is no doubt that Lourens was an ambitious man. He already regarded himself as a painter at the tender age of sixteen. Just look at this portrait, where he sits before an easel with a drawing pen in his hand. The story goes that his contemporaries marvelled at how someone could walk through the city streets carrying his own face under his arm.


  • Title: Self-Portrait of Lourens Alma Tadema
  • Creator: Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
  • Date Created: 1852
  • Physical Dimensions: 58.5 x 48.5 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Fries Museum, Leeuwarden – Collectie Koninklijk Fries Genootschap – Nalatenschap van Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1912 Lijst gerestaureerd met steun van de Wassenbergh-Clarijs-Fontein Stichting, 2015
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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