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Mother and Son by Fireplace
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Mother and Son by Fireplace


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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. The interests of Miller are clearly reflected in these sketches: the theater (a large portion being quick figure drawings of the Ravel Pantomime Troupe), childhood memories, Baltimore scenery, and witty scenes of characters. (See The Walters Art Gallery Bulletin, April, 1969, Vol. 21, No. 7, Pages 3-4). This sketch comes from a Vernon Miller Family Album. "Mother, I don't think brother Tom's coat fits me very well in the back." -Miller
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 [Inscribed] Mother I don't think brother Tom's coat fits me very well in the back!!
Credit Gift of Decatur and Sally Miller, 1994

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Period
mid 19th century
Medium
ink, pencil, and wash on paper
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.2682
Measurements
H: 6 1/8 x W: 4 3/4 in. (15.6 x 12 cm)
Geographies
  • USA (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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