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It is easy to do so, but please do not confuse Lawrence Alma-Tadema with Laurence Alma-Tadema. The former is the painter (birth name: Lourens) and the latter is the poet (birth name: Laurense).

Note that they are indeed related, being father and daughter. The names changed when the family moved from Belgium to England.

Painting of Laurence (behind her sister Anna) by Lawrence.

This public service announcement is brought to you by me (birth name: Laurence) finally figuring this out ...


Subject quote from "somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond," E.E. Cummings.

Originally posted at http://larryhammer.dreamwidth.org/640175.html (where it has comment count unavailable comments). You can comment here or there.



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Jun. 15th, 2017 08:28 pm (UTC)
Never heard of either of them, and that is a shame as that is quite lovely!
Jun. 15th, 2017 09:12 pm (UTC)
I think even if you don't specifically recognize one of his paintings, his style is likely familiar.
Jun. 15th, 2017 10:09 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, I have seen one or two of those.
Jun. 16th, 2017 05:44 am (UTC)
Well figured-out! I grew up admiring Lawrence's marbles, but I don't think I've ever encountered any of Laurence's poetry.
Jun. 16th, 2017 03:09 pm (UTC)
I don't think I've seen any except in anthologies compiled before around 1920 -- those that weren't in The Yellow Book have generally been children's verse. I gather that, like many Decadents, she didn't survive the transition to Modernism.
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