Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) Dutch-born British painter, 1870s. Although born as Laurens Tadema, years later he changed the spelling of his first name to the more English “Lawrence,” and included his middle name “Alma” as part of his surname, so he would be listed among the “A’s” in exhibition catalogues.
Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689-1755) was a French baroque composer of instrumental music, cantatas, opéra-ballets, and vocal music. He obtained a royal license for engraving music in 1724, and made money by publishing his music for sale to the public. In 1724 he moved to Paris where he began a composition career. His first works appeared in 1724, and by 1747 he had published more than 100 works in vocal and instrumental combinations. His music was extremely popular and made him wealthy.