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, p. 14, 15, and 457, 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.

Layton Gallery Pictures Transformed by Bath. The Milwaukee Journal, May 19, 1935, part 7, p. 5, NewsBank America’s Newspapers, (accessed August 24, 2017).

Public Taste Reflected in Favorite Layton Pictures. The Milwaukee Journal, July 23, 1933, p. 7, NewsBank America’s Newspapers, (accessed August 24, 2017).

Layton Art Gallery. Catalogue of the Layton Art Gallery. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Layton Art Gallery, 1921, p. 54, cat. 139.

Hartmann, Sadakichi. Our American Art Museums: The Layton Art Gallery of Milwaukee. Arts & Decoration 5, no. 12 (October 1915): 466.

Eldridge, E. C. Visit to Layton’s Art Gallery Wednesday Afternoon: Lecture on Art Works in the Gallery. St. Louis and Canadian Photographer 24, no. 8 (August 1900): 366–67.

Works of Art: How to See and Enjoy Them. Wilson's Photographic Magazine 37, no. 524 (August 1900): 372.

Pattison, James William. The Layton Art Gallery of Milwaukee. Brush and Pencil 3, no. 4 (January 1899): 206.

Caring for Pictures. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 16, 1894, p. 1, NewsBank America’s Newspapers, (accessed August 24, 2017).

Milwaukee of Today. Street Railway Review 3, no. 9 (September 15, 1893): 539.

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.