The Two Farewells

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George Henry Boughton (English–American, 1833–1905)
The Two Farewells, 1873
Oil on canvas
20 3/4 × 32 1/4 in. (52.71 × 81.92 cm)
Layton Art Collection Inc., Gift of Frederick Layton at the Milwaukee Art Museum L1888.8
Photo credit: John R. Glembin
Not 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. 72, 74–75, 456, color illus. p. 75.

Milwaukee Art Museum. 1888: Frederick Layton and His World. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Milwaukee Art Museum, 1988, pp. 38–39, cat. 1, b/w illus. p. 39.

Milwaukee Art Center. Mirrors of the 19th Century Taste: Academic Painting. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Milwaukee Art Center, 1974, cat. 11.

Stover, Frances. Interest in Art Has Grown with the Years and Flourishes Today. The Milwaukee Journal, August 8, 1948, p. 23, NewsBank America’s Newspapers, http://infoweb.newsbank.com (accessed August 24, 2017).

Layton Art Gallery. Catalogue of the Layton Art Gallery. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Layton Art Gallery, 1921, pp. 22, cat. 19. (as Departure of the Mayflower)

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

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

Pictures for the Public. The Daily Inter Ocean, April 6, 1888, p. 8, Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers, http://find.galegroup.com (accessed August 24, 2017). (as Departure of the Mayflower)

Layton Art Gallery. The Opening of the Layton Art Gallery. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Layton Art Gallery, 1888, pp. 29, 48 and 51, cat. 27. (as Departure of the Maytflower)
Exhibition History
Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA, November 11, 2017-February 4, 2018; Milwaukee Art Museum, March 1-May 20, 2018.

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.

Milwaukee Vocational School, 1936–1959.


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