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    Alma-Tadema, Lawrence, born 1836 - died 1912
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  • Place of origin:

    London (drawn)

  • Date:

    ca.late nineteenth century (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Alma-Tadema, Lawrence, born 1836 - died 1912 (artist)
    Unknown (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the British Theatre Museum Association

  • Museum number:

    S.3716-2013

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Untitled print, showing a woman holding a mask in her left hand and gesturing towards a sculpture entitled 'Aescvlapivs' in with her right, ca. late nineteenth century. The drawing is signed 'L.Alma Tadema' , possibly that of the artist Lawrence Alma Tadema (1836-1912).

Aesculapius was the god of medicine and healing in ancient Greek mythology. Asclepius represented the healing aspect of the medical arts, while his daughters Hygieia, Meditrina, Iaso, Aceso, Aglæa/Ægle and Panacea symbolised the forces of cleanliness, medicine, and healing, respectively.

The artist, Lawrence Alma Tadema was particularly known for work inspired by, and recreating ancient greek and roman scenes and mythology.

Physical description

Untitled print, showing a woman dressing in loosely drape robes positioned next two a bust of a man's head and shoulders, entitled 'Aescvlapivs'. The woman is holding a mask in her left hand is bestowing a crown of flowers on the sculpture with her right. The drawing is signed 'L.Alma Tadema' , possibly that of the artist Lawrence Alma Tadema (1836-1912).

Place of Origin

London (drawn)

Date

ca.late nineteenth century (drawn)

Artist/maker

Alma-Tadema, Lawrence, born 1836 - died 1912 (artist)
Unknown (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Printed

Dimensions

Height: 25 cm, Width: 32.3 cm

Descriptive line

Untitled print, showing a woman holding a mask in her left hand and gesturing towards a sculpture entitled 'Aescvlapivs' in with her right. The drawing is signed 'L. Alma Tadema' , possibly that of the artist Lawrence Alma Tadema (1836-1912), ca. late nineteenth century

Materials

Ink; Paper; Paper; Ink; Paint

Techniques

Printed; Painted

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Prints

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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