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Portrait of Antoine
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Portrait of Antoine


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Description In the summer of 1837, Alfred Jacob Miller accompanied Captain William Drummond Stewart, a veteran of Wellington's Spanish campaign, on an expedition to the American fur-traders' rendezvous held in the Green River Valley. Antoine Clement, the son of an Indian mother and a French-Canadian father, seen here wearing a buckskin tunic, served as a guide. Two years later, Clement accompanied the Scot, now a baronet, back to his ancestral home, Murthly Castle in Scotland. Stewart, who had previously visited Egypt, India, and Turkey, adorned his castle with souvenirs of his travels, including Persian carpets, Turkish hookahs, and weaponry, in addition to Native American artifacts.
Exhibitions
  • 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: 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.
  • Sentimental Journey: The Art of Alfred Jacob Miller. Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha. 2008-2009.
Provenance M. Peter Moser, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1980, by gift.
Credit Gift of the Moser family in memory of Rebecca Ulman Weil, 1980

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Period
ca. 1840
Medium
oil on canvas
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.2573
Measurements
H: 30 1/8 x W: 25 in. (76.5 x 63.5 cm)
Geographies
  • USA (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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