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, pp. 15, 17, 144–45, 188–93, and 458, color pl. 15, pp. 188 and 190–91, color illus. p. 144, color detail pp. 189, 192, and 193.

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

Sawinski, Catherine. From the Collection--A Roman Amateur by Lawrence Alma-Tadema. Milwaukee Art Museum: Under the Wings, January 17, 2012. http://blog.mam.org/2012/01/17/from-the-collection-a-roman-amateur-by-lawrence-alma-tadema/.

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

Milwaukee Art Museum. 1888: Frederick Layton and His World. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Milwaukee Art Museum, 1988, pp. 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, p. 18–19, b/w illus. p. 18.

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

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

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

Sayre, Franklin. Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s a Roman Amateur. Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin. 1973, pp. 12-17.

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, pp. 11 and 57, cat. 149, b/w illus. no. 149.

Hartmann, Sadakichi. Our American Art Museums: The Layton Art Gallery of Milwaukee. Arts & Decoration 5, no. 12 (October 1915): 466–67, b/w illus. p. 467.

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.

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

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): 368.

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): 212.

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.