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The Baths of Caracalla

Print
1900 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This is a reproduction of a popular painting (now in a private collection) by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. He was a leading history painter whose work was inspired by the civilisations of Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. He painted details of the imagined daily life of these ancient cultures and architectural ruins with an exacting accuracy that was based on his travels and archaeological photographs. This scene shows Alma-Tadema's imagined reconstruction of the baths of the Roman emperor Caracalla (176-217); the ruins can still be seen in Rome.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
photogravure on paper
Brief Description
'The Baths of Caracalla', photogravure after Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1900
Physical Description
Print after the painting by Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema.
Dimensions
  • Height: 76.8cm (Note: taken from departmental notes)
  • Width: 51cm (Note: taken from departmental notes)
Subjects depicted
Summary
This is a reproduction of a popular painting (now in a private collection) by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. He was a leading history painter whose work was inspired by the civilisations of Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. He painted details of the imagined daily life of these ancient cultures and architectural ruins with an exacting accuracy that was based on his travels and archaeological photographs. This scene shows Alma-Tadema's imagined reconstruction of the baths of the Roman emperor Caracalla (176-217); the ruins can still be seen in Rome.
Collection
Accession Number
E.175-1970

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