Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

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A Silent Greeting

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The ‘silent greeting’ of the title is the gift of flowers that the young Roman soldier leaves for the sleeping woman. The subject was inspired by The Visit, a poem by the German poet and dramatist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
  • Artist Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
  • Artwork A Silent Greeting
  • Image size 30.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Material Oil on wood
  • Date of work 1889
  • Credit Original: Oil on wood 30.5 x 22.9 cm ® Tate, London
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema was a painter of Dutch birth. He studied at Antwerp Academy in 1852, where he developed a taste for historical themes. In 1863 he travelled to Italy, where his exploration of Pompeii turned his attention from the Dark Ages to the Ancient World. Thereafter, a progressive lightening of his palette softened the darker colours of his earlier work and introduced a new luminosity to paintings. During the 1870s and 1880s Alma-Tadema rose to professional and social prominence in the Victorian art world and by 1873 he was a member of the Old Water-Colour Society.
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DELIVERY TIMES

We aim to deliver custom prints within 2-4 weeks.

As each print is handmade to order they take a little longer to prepare. We’ll dispatch your order as soon as it is ready, separately from any other items.

UNFRAMED PRINTS DELIVERY CHARGES

UK — £3.60 per order

Europe — £12.00 per order

Rest of world — £28.00 per order

FRAMED & CANVAS PRINTS DELIVERY CHARGES

UK — £7.50 per print

Europe — £20.00 per print

Rest of world — £50.00 per print

We currently offer free standard delivery on all UK orders over £50. Here’s more information on delivery.

REFUNDS & RETURNS

As custom prints are made to order, unfortunately we cannot accept returns if you have changed your mind or made a mistake.

If we have made a mistake, or there is a problem with your order, then please contact our customer service team at shop.online@tate.org.uk or by phone on +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (Monday – Friday, 9.45–18.00).

Here’s more information on refunds & returns.