Albert Bierstadt

The library interior shows elements of the Aesthetic Movement. The furniture includes a fur-covered couch, bentwood chairs, a bamboo armchair and writing table, located in the neighboring room on the left.
A House of Unique Character
According to the art critics of the day, the rooms in Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s Townsend House, his home near St. Regent’s Park, could be considered a portrait of the artist, a celebrated painter of Greek and Roman themes. In this cozy library interior, painted in 1884 by Alma-Tadema’s daughter, we see: a fur-covered couch and...