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Massacre of St. Bartholomew
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Massacre of St. Bartholomew

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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. "Massacre of St. Bartholomew/Planned by Charles IX and his mother in order to exterpate the Huguenots - 50,000 persons perished." -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 [Label] Massacre of St. Bartholomew, Planned by Charles IX and his mother in order to exterpate the Huguenots - 50,000 persons perished; [Monogram] Lower left: AJM
Credit Gift of Decatur and Sally Miller, 1994

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mid 19th century
pencil, ink, and wash on paper
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 5 x W: 7 in. (12.7 x 17.8 cm)
  • USA (Place of Origin)
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