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Sappho & Alcaeus.
19th c British Academic Painting

Lawrence ALMA-TADEMA (Dronriip, 1836 - 1912, Wiesbaden Germany)
1881
19th c
188.1 cm.
Oil; Canvas
Academic
Great Britain.
Baltimore. Walters Art Museum.
brp04011
The poet Alcaeus seated on a klismos plays a kithara - the instrument of Apolllo. The marble chairs approximate those in the Theater of Dionysus of Athens. The inscriptions refer to members of the Thiasos - a sacred sorority from Lesbos. The head of Sappho conforms to ancient portraits such as those in the Villa Albani and the Oxford busts according to Swanson 1990.

Caption: ALMA-TADEMA Lawrence | Sappho & Alcaeus. | 1881 | British | Academic Classicist

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