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A Baltimore Watchman

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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, childhood memories, Baltimore scenery, and witty scenes of characters. (See The Walters Art Gallery Bulletin, April, 1969, Vol. 21, No. 7, Pages 3-4). Written at the top of this drawing in pencil: "Recollections" and "One of the Dogberry's of 1825 Balto". Below the drawing in pencil with some corrections in ink is written, "after crying the hour of ten, he slept soundly in his box-- until roused again."
Date Description Narrative
1/05/1986Loan Considerationexamined for loan
  • Nineteenth Century Maryland Life. Kanagawa Prefectural Museum, Kanagawa. 1986.
  • Alfred Jacob Miller: Maryland and the West. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore; Washington College, Chestertown; Frostburg State University, Frostburg; Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, Rockville. 1988.
  • A Baltimore Watchman: An Exhibition of Drawings by Alfred Jacob Miller. Government House, Annapolis. 1996.
  • 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; Mr. and Mrs. J. William Middendorf II, New York; given to Walters Art Museum, 1977.
Inscriptions [Inscription] At top in pencil: Recollections/One of the Dogberry's of 1825 Balto; [Inscription] At bottom in pencil and ink: after crying the hour of ten, he slept soundly in his box-- until roused again; [Number] On back at lower edge: 54
Credit Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. William Middendorf II, 1977

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19th century
wash on paper
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 8 3/4 × W: 5 7/8 in. (22.2 × 14.9 cm)
  • USA (Place of Origin)
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