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The War Party


Description Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description Born in Baltimore, in 1837 Miller accompanied a Capt. Stewart on an expedition to Wyoming and Utah where he drew hundreds of sketches of tribal life. He used many of the sketches for oil paintings. Miller returned to Baltimore and in 1858 commenced a commission from William Walters to produce 200 watercolors based on his early sketches. This sketch shows the Blackfeet on the war-path.
Exhibitions
  • The Allure of Bronze. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1995.
  • Alfred Jacob Miller and the Western Indians. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006.
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore, 1858-1860, by commission; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Commissioned by William T. Walters, 1858-1860

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Period
1858-1860
Medium
watercolor on paper
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.1940.148
Measurements
H: 9 7/8 x W: 13 3/16 in. (25.1 x 33.5 cm)
Geographies
  • USA (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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