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Escaping from a War Party
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Escaping from a War Party


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Description One of Miller's early sketches prepared for the Scottish adventurer and aristocrat Sir William Drummond Stewart, this picture has its origin in a drawing the artist made of Black Harris, a trapper, and his brother escaping from the Blackfeet. Miller noted that Harris "always created a sensation at the camp fire" with his dramatic story of the escape. Here Miller depicted Stewart in Harris' place. As Miller noted, stories such as this made a "prime after dinner story for England."
Exhibitions
  • Alfred Jacob Miller. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1971.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The American Artist as Painter and Draftsman. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2001.
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters

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Period
ca. 1837
Medium
pen and ink with brown wash on paper
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.2437
Measurements
H: 6 3/16 x W: 9 1/4 in. (15.72 x 23.5 cm)
Geographies
  • USA (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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