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Guard Crouching by Prison Cell Door (from Sir Walters Scott, Legend of Montrose, 1819)
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Guard Crouching by Prison Cell Door (from Sir Walters Scott, Legend of Montrose, 1819)


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Description 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] Major Dalgetty listening at the prisoners door. Scot
Credit Gift of Decatur and Sally Miller, 1994

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Period
mid 19th century
Medium
pencil, ink, and wash on white lined paper
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.2713
Measurements
H: 1 15/16 x W: 3 1/8 in. (5 x 7.9 cm)
Geographies
  • USA (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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