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Now, Doctor, - Do Please Tell Me


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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. In 1969 a collection of 100 of these sketches was generously donated to the Walters Art Museum by J. William Middendorf II. 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). "'Now, Doctor - do please tell me, in plain terms what is the matter?' 'Why you see, my dear Madam, there is a concatenation of pyrosis, cardialgia & gastrodynia - we must resort to something that is analeptic, discutient and somnolific, or else we shall have malignant exanthemata, petechiar & peripneumony - Please recollect this.'" -Miller
Exhibitions
  • Alfred Jacob Miller: Watercolors and Drawings. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984.
  • 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.
  • Private Lives: Nineteenth Century American Genre Drawings. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1994-1995.
  • A Baltimore Watchman: An Exhibition of Drawings by Alfred Jacob Miller. Government House, Annapolis. 1996.
  • Recollections of a Baltimore Artist: Sketches by Alfred Jacob Miller (1810-1874). The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2004.
Provenance L. Vernon Miller, by inheritance; Kennedy Galleries, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Mr. and Mrs. J. William Middendorf II, New York; Walters Art Museum, 1973, by gift.
Inscriptions [Inscription] "Now Doctor,- do please tell me, 'in plain terms' what is the matter?" "Why you see, my dear Madam, there is a concatenation of pyrosis, cardialgia & gastrodynia- we must resort to something that is analeptic, discutient and somnolific, or else we shall have malignant exanthemata, petechiar & peripneumony- Please recollect this."
Credit Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. William Middendorf II, 1973

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Period
1825-1870
Medium
wash on paper
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.2510.8
Measurements
H: 15 5/16 x W: 12 9/16 in. (38.9 x 31.9 cm)
Geographies
  • USA (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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