Lawrence Alma-Tadema

(Dronrijp, Friesland, Holland, 1836 - 1912, London)
Emigrating from Belgium to England in 1870, Alma-Tadema joined a group of artists nicknamed the "Victorian Olympians" for their passionate interest in Greek and Roman subjects.  Sometimes criticized for not being historically accurate in architectural and costume details, he was more interested in creating a romantic historical mood than replicating antique artifacts.  
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