Description Baltimore artist, Alfred Jacob Miller was a prolific sketcher. He filled many journals with drawings and captions from the time he was studying in Paris and Rome (1833) until the 1870's. In 1969 a collection of 100 of these sketches was generously donated to the Walters Art Museum by J. William Middendorf II. The interests of Miller are clearly reflected in these sketches: the theater (a large portion being quick figure drawings of the Ravel Pantomime Troupe), childhood memories, Baltimore scenery, and witty scenes of characters. (See The Walters Art Gallery Bulletin, April, 1969, Vol. 21, No. 7, Pages 3-4). "Incident of a voyage to N. Orleans off Cape Hatteras in a storm. Capt [loqr] - 'Mate? I say Mate!' Mate - 'Aye, aye, Sir' Capt - 'Stand by, for a bit of dust.'" -Miller
- Alfred Jacob Miller: Watercolors and Drawings. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984.
- Private Lives: Nineteenth Century American Genre Drawings. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1994-1995.
- Recollections of a Baltimore Artist: Sketches by Alfred Jacob Miller (1810-1874). The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2004.
Provenance L. Vernon Miller, by inheritance; Kennedy Galleries, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Mr. and Mrs. J. William Middendorf II, McLean, VA; Walters Art Museum, 1974, by gift.
Inscriptions [Inscription] Incident of a voyage to N. Orleans off Cape Hatteras in a storm. Capt [loqr]- "Mate? I say Mate!" Mate- "Aye, ays Sir" Capt- "Stand by, for a bit of dust."
Credit Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. William Middendorf II, 1974
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