Posted on 20 December 2016
A lost painting by Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema was discovered in the course of the 2017 series of the Antiques Roadshow, and was described by the Antiques Roadshow picture expert Rupert Maas as one of the best pictures ever seen on the programme it its entire history. Liz Prettejohn's expertise was sought as the programme makers explored the background of the artwork, a portrait of the etcher Leopold Löwenstam, a friend and colleague of the artist.
The painting is on display at Liz's co-curated exhibition Alma Tadema: Classical Charm which runs at the Fries Museum in the Netherlands, the artist's birthplace, until February 7th 2017. The exhibition then moves on to The Belvedere Museum in Vienna, and comes to the Leighton House Museum under the title Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity in London on July 7th 2017.
The programme airs on BBC 1 at 6.30pm on Wednesday December 28th.
You can watch again on the BBC iPlayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0873nvd/antiques-roadshow-series-39-11-highlights-of-2016