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Description Extracts from Alfred Jacob Miller’s original text, which accompanied his images of Native Americans, are included below for reference. Miller was the only painter to portray during their heyday trappers, the men who "may be said to lead the van in the march of civilization,- from the Canadas in the North to California in the South;- from the Mississippi East to the Pacific West; every river and mountain stream, in all probability, have [sic] been at one time or another visited and inspected by them." Perhaps they numbered no more than a thousand, but their impact was incalculable. Here Miller has pictured two of that company, one of them probably Black Harris.
Date Description Narrative
8/19/1981Examinationexamined for condition
10/29/1999Treatmentmounted; re-housed
  • Alfred Jacob Miller: An Artist on the Oregon Trail. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore; Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth; Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody. 1981-1982.
  • American West: Out of Myth into Reality. Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson; Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo. 2000-2001.
  • Sentimental Journey: The Art of Alfred Jacob Miller. Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha. 2008-2009.
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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watercolor and gouache on paper
(Painting & Drawing)
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12 x 9 7/16 in. (30.4 x 24 cm)
  • USA (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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