My Sister Is Not In1879
Alma-Tadema was born in Friesland, the Netherlands, but was trained in Belgium. After the death of his first wife in 1870, he moved to London where he developed a reputation for his seemingly accurate reconstructions of genre scenes set in ancient Rome. Here, a Roman maiden closes a curtain in an unconvincing attempt to conceal her sister from a suitor. Alma-Tadema's wealthy British patrons could readily relate to the individuals he portrays: members of the upper class in an era of affluence.
- H: 16 × W: 12 1/4 × D: 1/4 in. (40.64 × 31.12 × 0.64 cm)
- oil on panel
- Courtesy of the Walters Art Museum
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