William StrangLandscape c.1912-21

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Artist
William Strang (1859‑1921)
Title
Landscape
Date c.1912-21
MediumOil paint on wood
Dimensionssupport: 210 x 260 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1922
Reference
N03675
Not on display

Summary

In A Favourite Custom Alma-Tadema depicts a re-creation of the Roman bath ritual which began after a middy meal and lasted for several hours. During this time the men and women, in separate areas, would wash, exercise, socialise and relax. The subject of the painting is typical for Alma-Tadema who, following his first visit to Pompeii and Herculaneum in 1863, began to reconstruct in his pictures the environment and social customs of the ancient Romans. In the following years he built up an enormous collection of photographs of architectural details and artefacts from these ancient Roman cities… (read more)

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