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. http://infoweb.newsbank.com/resources/doc/nb/image/v2:1477BBDEA50EB75C@EANX-NB-164741D2527C0509@2427942-16472B45CE960B83@54-16472B45CE960B83@?p=WORLDNEWS. (accessed August 24, 2017).

Public Taste Reflected in Favorite Layton Pictures. The Milwaukee Journal, July 23, 1933, p. 7. http://infoweb.newsbank.com/resources/doc/nb/image/v2:1477BBDEA50EB75C@EANX-NB-164722366A076896@2427277-16472060DF59BB5E@36-16472060DF59BB5E@?p=WORLDNEWS. (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. http://infoweb.newsbank.com/resources/doc/nb/image/v2:1477BBDEA50EB75C@EANX-NB-1648BF61CA72B95D@2412996-1647687797EDF0E1@8-1647687797EDF0E1@?p=WORLDNEWS. (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.