Description Baltimore artist Alfred Jacob Miller is known primarily for his paintings of the American West, but his interests extended beyond this subject. 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), studies of works by the Old Masters, literary illustrations, childhood memories, Baltimore scenery, and witty scenes of characters.
Provenance Alfred Jacob Miller, Jr. [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Norton Asner, Baltimore, 1959 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Private collection; Walters Art Museum, June 11, 1968, by gift [through Louis Kohn II].
Credit Anonymous gift, 1968
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