Sir Laurens Alma Tadema (1836-1912), A sculpture gallery, 1874
Hanover, New Hampshire, Hood Museum of Art
From the museum website
The Hood’s Alma-Tadema painting A Sculpture Gallery (1874) joins X-rays of the painting, related drawings, prints, and photographs, and several of the original ancient Roman objects that Alma-Tadema personally examined and then included here, on international loan from Naples. Alma-Tadema’s depiction of the display and sale of classical statues and decorative objects, his largest and one of his most ambitious paintings, emphasizes sculpture in original, daily settings rather than as timeless ideals.
Symposium Art, antiquity and archeology in Alma-Tadema’s The sculpture gallery, Hanover, New Hampshire (Hood Museum of Art), 27 September 2008