The Rivals (Little Kittens)

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Mihály Munkácsy (Hungarian, 1844–1900)
The Rivals (Little Kittens), 1885
Oil on wood panel
34 3/4 × 45 11/16 in. (88.27 × 116.05 cm)
Layton Art Collection Inc., Gift of Frederick Layton L139
Photo credit: P. Richard Eells
Currently on View

Publication History
Eastberg, John C. and Eric Vogel. Layton’s Legacy: A Historic American Art Collection 1888–2013. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Layton Art Collection, Inc., 2013, color illus. p. 15.

Hancock, Jane H., Sheila Ffolliott, and Thomas O'Sullivan. Homecoming: The Art Collection of James J. Hill. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1991, illus. p. 12, fig. 8.

Milwaukee Art Museum. 1888: Frederick Layton and His World. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Milwaukee Art Museum, 1988, pp. 128–29, cat. 47, color illus. p. 129.

Bisanz, Rudolf M. The René von Schleinitz Collection of the Milwaukee Art Center: Major Schools of German Nineteenth-Century Popular Painting. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Milwaukee Art Center, 1980, p. 188, cat. 129, b/w illus. p. 188.

Milwaukee Art Center. Mirrors of the 19th Century Taste: Academic Painting. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Milwaukee Art Center, 1974, no. 65.

The Layton Art Gallery. Catalogue of the Layton Art Gallery. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Layton Art Gallery, 1921, p. 54.

Milwaukee Sentinel, January 31, 1893.
Exhibition History
1888: Frederick Layton and His World, Milwaukee Art Museum, April 8–August 28, 1988.

Life Imitates Art, the Aesethic Movement, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin: March 13–April 16, 1987.

Mirrors of 19th Century Taste: Academic Painting, Milwaukee Art Center, July 14–August 25, 1974.

This information is subject to change as the result of ongoing research.