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Camp Receiving a Supply of Meat
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Camp Receiving a Supply of Meat


Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description "As there were about 120 men to be provided for daily in our company, it may readily be conceived that great care was taken in the selecting of hunters to the camp." A.J. Miller, extracted from "The West of Alfred Jacob Miller" (1837). In July 1858 William T. Walters commissioned 200 watercolors at twelve dollars apiece from Baltimore born artist Alfred Jacob Miller. These paintings were each accompanied by a descriptive text, and were delivered in installments over the next twenty-one months and ultimately were bound in three albums. Transcriptions of field-sketches drawn during the 1837 expedition that Miller had undertaken to the annual fur-trader's rendezvous in the Green River Valley (in what is now western Wyoming), these watercolors are a unique record of the closing years of the western fur trade.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
11/20/1980Treatmentexamined for condition
4/01/1996Treatmentcleaned; mounted; other
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore, 1858-1860, by commission; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Monogram] Lower left: AJMiller
Credit Commissioned by William T. Walters, 1858-1860

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Period
1858-1860
Medium
watercolor on paper
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.1940.50
Measurements
H: 9 1/16 x W: 12 15/16 in. (23 x 32.9 cm)
Geographies
  • USA (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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