A Roman Amateur (or A Roman Art Lover)

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Lawrence Alma-Tadema (English, b. Netherlands, 1836–1912)
A Roman Amateur (or A Roman Art Lover), 1870
Oil on wood panel
29 × 39 1/2 in. (73.66 × 100.33 cm)
Layton Art Collection, Inc., Gift of the following Layton Art Gallery Trustees, plus Layton funds, between 1892–96: George Dickens, Frederick Layton, William Plankinton, B.K. Miller, Samuel Marshall, J.H. Van Dyke. L149
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, p. 188-93, color pl. 15, p. 188, 190-1, color illus. p. 144, color detail p. 189, 192, 193.

Rutledge, Steven H. Ancient Rome As a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012, p. 57, fig. 2.6, b/w illus.

Sawinski, Catherine. From the Collection--A Roman Amateur by Lawrence Alma-Tadema. Entry posted January 17, 2012. (accessed February 25, 2015).

Barrow, R. J., and Lawrence Alma-Tadema. Lawrence Alma-Tadema. London: Phaidon Press, 2001, p. 47–8, pl. 41.

Milwaukee Art Museum. 1888: Frederick Layton and His World. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Milwaukee Art Museum, 1988, p. 88–9, cat. 26, b/w illus. p. 89.

Goldstein, Rosalie, ed. Guide to the Permanent Collection. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Milwaukee Art Museum, 1986, p. 87, b/w illus. p. 87.

Fredericksen, Burton B. Alma Tadema's Spring. Malibu, California: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1978, illus. p. 18.

Borger, Rykle. Drei Klassizisten, Alma Tadema, Ebers, Vosmaer. Leiden: Ex Oriente Lux, 1978, p. 7, no. 79.

Swanson, Vern G., and Lawrence Alma-Tadema. Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema: The Painter of the Victorian Vision of the Ancient World. London: Ash and Grant, 1977, p. 43 and p. 129, pl. 5.

Milwaukee Art Center. Mirrors of the 19th Century Taste: Academic Painting. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Milwaukee Art Center, 1974, cat. 1.

Graves, Algernon. A Century of Loan Exhibitions, 1813–1912. London: A Graves, 1913, p. 13, no. 247.

Dircks, Rudolf. The Later Works of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. Art Journal (Christmas Supplement 1910): 27.

Layton Art Gallery Catalogues, 1896–1921, no. 149.

Graves, Algernon. The Royal Academy of Arts, Exhibitions 1769-1904. London: H. Graves and Co., 1905, p. 28, no. 970.

Art and Artists, Milwaukee Sentinel, December 23, 1894.

Christie's, April 30-May 2, 1892 [auction catalogue]. London: Christie's, 1892, no. 146.

Dafforne, James. The Works of Lawrence Alma-Tadema, The Art Journal 1 (1875): 11.

Royal Academy, London [exhibition catalogue]. London: Royal Academy, 1870, cat. 970.
Exhibition History
1888: Frederick Layton and His World, Milwaukee Art Museum, April 8–August 28, 1988.

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

Royal Academy, London, 1870.


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