A Darwinian Prehistoric Social Party (The Un-Evolved Club Man of the Period)

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Paul Friedrich Meyerheim (German, 1842–1915)
A Darwinian Prehistoric Social Party (The Un-Evolved Club Man of the Period), 1865
Oil on canvas
21 1/8 × 45 in. (53.66 × 114.3 cm)
Layton Art Collection Inc., Purchase L148
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. 458.

Sawinski, Catherine. Out of the Vault—A Selection from Mr. Layton’s Gallery. Milwaukee Art Museum: Under the Wings, May 21, 2013. http://blog.mam.org/2013/05/21/out-of-the-vault-a-selection-from-mr-laytons-gallery/.

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. 184, cat. 126, b/w illus. p. 184.

Milwaukee Art Center. Mirrors of the 19th Century Taste: Academic Painting. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Milwaukee Art Center, 1974, cat. 63.

Layton Art Gallery. Catalogue of the Layton Art Gallery. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Layton Art Gallery, 1921, pp. 11 and 57, cat. 148.

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

Boetticher, Friedrich von. Malerwerke des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts: Beitrag zur Kunstgeschichte. Vol. 2. Dresden: Boetticher, 1898, p. 48, no. 9.

Lepkes Berliner Kunst-Auction, 1866 [auction catalogue]. Berlin: Lepkes Berliner Kunst-Auction, 1866, illus. Z?.
Exhibition History
Mirrors of 19th Century Taste: Academic Painting, Milwaukee Art Center, July 14–August 25, 1974.

Old South Side Branch of the Milwaukee Public Library, 5th and Madison, 1922–34.

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