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Country Seat of Reverdy Johnson
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Country Seat of Reverdy Johnson


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Description This Italianate villa in Baltimore County was the country home of Reverdy Johnson. Regarded as one of the most gifted jurists of his generation, Johnson served in the U.S. senate and as the American Ambassador to Great Britain. The artist noted that the trees and house were in shadow and were "cutting against the sky." This sketch comes from the family album of L. Vernon Miller, which contains works that have passed down through the Miller family directly from the artist.
Exhibitions
  • The Recollections of Alfred Jacob Miller. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1996-1997.
Provenance Inherited by L. Vernon Miller, Baltimore [1]; inherited by Katherine B. Miller, Baltimore, 1965; given to Decatur Miller, Baltimore, 1982; given to Walters Art Museum, 1994. [1] passed directly from the artist down through his family.
Inscriptions [Inscription] Top left: Trees & House in shadow cutting against sky; [Inscription] Top right: roof light green/House/Door x Fence; [Label] Country Seat of Reverdy Johnson/Balto.Co
Credit Gift of Decatur and Sally Miller, 1994

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Period
mid 19th century
Medium
pencil, ink, and wash on paper
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.2691
Measurements
H: 5 1/2 × W: 8 5/16 in. (14 × 21.1 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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