Lost painting by the Dutch-British painter turns up in BBC show
A presumed lost painting by the Dutch-British painter Lawrence Alma-Tadema appeared in the tv program Antiques Roadshow, the BBC. The work is added directly to an exhibition of this painter in the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden.
According to the museum, it is one of the greatest inventions ever for Antiques Roadshow, a sort of British-Between Art & Kitsch.
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (also known as Lourens Alma Tadema called) was in the nineteenth century, one of the most successful painters in the world. A descendant took it to the filming of the BBC show. The painting shows engraver Leopold Löwenstam, at that time a good friend of Alma-Tadema. It is for the last time in 1913 exhibited.
The BBC made the news itself known. In the broadcast of Sunday 25 september is the discovery.
The exhibition in the Fries Museum was on the schedule and so now is also the surfaced work shall be added thereto. Alma-Tadema was in 1836, born in Friesland, and later settled in London.