The Last of the Spartans

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Gaetano Trentanove (American, b. Italy, 1858–1937)
The Last of the Spartans, ca. 1892
Marble
26 1/2 × 79 1/2 × 27 3/8 in. (67.31 × 201.93 × 69.47 cm)
Layton Art Collection Inc., Gift of William E. Cramer L7
Photo credit: John R. Glembin
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. 143, photo of installation pp. 140–41, 282, 294, 378, 379, and 389.

Milwaukee Art Museum Insider, Summer 2013, p. 13, color illus.

Sawinski, Catherine. Mr. Layton's Gallery--The Salon-Style Hang. Milwaukee Art Museum: Under the Wings, April 12, 2013. http://blog.mam.org/2013/04/12/mr-laytons-gallery-the-salon-style-hang/.

Bénézit, E. Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des peintres sculpteurs dessinateurs & graveurs. Paris: Gründ, 1999, p. 787.

Milwaukee Art Museum. 1888: Frederick Layton and His World. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Milwaukee Art Museum, 1988, pp. 152–53, cat. 59, b/w illus. p. 153.

Naglin, Nancy. On Exhibit: Founder's Choice. Americana 16, no. 1 (March/April 1988): 19.

Fielding, Mantle. Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors, and Engravers. Poughkeepsie, New York: Apollo, 1986, p.948.

Milwaukee Journal, December 1, 1976, b/w illus.

Milwaukee Journal, October 15, 1957.

Milwaukee Sentinel, September 14, 1957, b/w illus.

Milwaukee Journal, September 13, 1957, b/w illus.

Milwaukee Journal, September 12, 1957, b/w illus.

Gregory, John Goadby. History of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Chicago: Clarke Publishing Co., 1931, p. 736.

Layton Art Gallery. Catalogue of the Layton Art Gallery. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Layton Art Gallery, 1921, p. 14, cat. 7, included in b/w illus. of sculpture hall.

Trentanove, Gaetano. Illustrated Catalogue of Selected Works by Chevalier G. Trentanove. Florence: Landi Press, 1902, pp. 7–11, b/w illus. p. 7.

Layton Art Gallery Catalogues. Milwaukee: Layton Art Galelry, 1896–1921, no. 7.

Marquette Statue, Washingon Evening Star, March 4, 1896.

Our Illustrations. Yenowine's News, January 1, 1895, p. 12.

Milwaukee Sentinel, December 16, 1894.

Milwaukee Sentinel, December 3, 1893.

Bancroft, Hubert Howe. The Book of the Fair. Chicago and San Francisco: The Bancroft Company, 1893, b/w illus. p. 711.
Exhibition History
1888: Frederick Layton and His World, Milwaukee Art Museum, April 8–August 28, 1988.

World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Illinois, May 1–October 30, 1893.


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