Oranges and Lemons

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Laura Theresa Alma-Tadema



Oranges and Lemons

131.1 x 81.3 cms | 51 1/2 x 32 ins
Oil on canvas

Laura Alma-Tadema was the aunt of artist Sylvia Gosse (1881-1968). This work, which comes through the Gosse family, depicts Alma-Tadema's children, Laura (b. 1864) and Anna (b.1867) with the Gosse children - Sylvia, Tessa (b.1877) and Philip (b.1879) playing a game of Oranges and Lemons. Sylvia is the red-head in the centre of the composition. The work is set in Laurence and Laura Alma-Tadema's garden at 17 Grove End Road, St John's Wood, famous for appearing in several of it's previous owner, James Tissot's paintings, and for the improvements Laurence made to it.