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Small House Among Trees
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Small House Among Trees


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Description This drawing by Miller shows a small, simple house nestled among hills and trees. The sketch is labeled "Scene near Greenmount" which is a cemetery in Baltimore established in 1838. 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. The varied interests of Miller are clearly reflected in these sketches: rural sites, studies after Old Master paintings, illustrations of literature, and comical scenes and characters. This sketch comes from the family album of L. Vernon Miller, which contains works that have passed down through the Miller family directly from the artist.
Provenance Inherited by L. Vernon Miller, Baltimore [1]; inherited by Katherine B. Miller, Baltimore, 1965; given to Decatur Miller, Baltimore, 1982; given to Walters Art Museum, 1994. [1] passed directly from the artist down through his family.
Inscriptions [Label] Scene near Greenmount
Credit Gift of Decatur and Sally Miller, 1994

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Period
ca. 1840-1870 (?)
Medium
pencil, ink, and wash on paper
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.2688
Measurements
H: 10 3/8 x W: 8 11/16 in. (26.4 x 22.1 cm)
Geographies
  • USA (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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