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  • "Danger" · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Danger Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit Description This drawing in ink shows a nude man in Michelangelesque style lying on a jutting ledge of rock illustrating six lines from the English poet William Collins 1721 1759 written below the drawing as follows Danger whose form of giant mould What mortal eye dare fix d behold Who stalks his round and hideous Form Howling admidst the midnight storm Or throws him on the ridgy steep Of some loose hanging rock to Sleep This work was formerly housed in one of William T Walters drawings albums Conservation Date Description Narrative 10 28 1979 Examination examined for loan Exhibitions A Man of Genius The Art of Washington Allston Museum of Fine Arts Boston Boston 1979 1980 American Drawings from the Walters Art Gallery The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1987 Provenance William T Walters Baltimore date and mode of acquisition unknown Henry Walters Baltimore 1894 by inheritance Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Inscriptions Signed Lower left W Allston Credit Acquired by William T Walters Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with Facebook to start your own collections Creator Washington Allston

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  • A Man · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    of a man with brown curly hair in dark blue or black coat with high white collar jabot and vest Conservation Date Description Narrative 12 15 1965 Treatment cleaned Provenance Mrs T Willing Balch date and mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 1965 by gift Inscriptions Initials On back in black ink HG Credit Gift of Mrs T Willing Balch 1965 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter

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  • A Pawnee Indian Shooting Antelope · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    put into communication and among other questions he was directed to as where they were going Our gravity was sorely tried by the answer they made us and the perfectly innocent look that accompanied it Oh said they we are only going over here to the Mandans to try and steal a few horses Well well By dint of presence c we rid ourselves of them as quick as possible a double guard was ordered out at night and a general over hauling of all the rifles in camp amid the curses loud and deep of the bellicose trappers A J Miller extracted from The West of Alfred Jacob Miller 1837 In July 1858 William T Walters commissioned 200 watercolors at twelve dollars apiece from Baltimore born artist Alfred Jacob Miller These paintings were each accompanied by a descriptive text and were delivered in installments over the next twenty one months and ultimately were bound in three albums Transcriptions of field sketches drawn during the 1837 expedition that Miller had undertaken to the annual fur trader s rendezvous in the Green River Valley in what is now western Wyoming these watercolors are a unique record of the closing years of

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  • A Rose · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    with Samuel F B Morse the painter and later telegraph magnate he founded the National Academy of Design Subsequently Inman was much sought after as a portraitist by society figures in New York City and Philadelphia until his early death in 1846 Exhibitions The Art of Henry Inman National Portrait Gallery Smithsonian Institution Washington 1987 Provenance William T Walters Baltimore date and mode of acquisition unknown Henry Walters Baltimore 1894

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  • A Rose · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    his father to Philadelphia in 1819 and then moved four years later to New York where he was apprenticed to his father for the next seven years Hill served as a topographical artist for the New York State Geological Survey from 1836 to 1841 and provided illustrations for natural history publications from 1842 on In 1855 on one a trip to prepare a series of views of major North American cities he read John Ruskin s Modern Painters Ruskin s ideas significantly changed Hill s direction Given the lack of a concrete date for this work it is unclear whether it dates from the period after he read Modern Painters or is related to his botanical work Exhibitions Italian Vistas Selections from the Permanent Collection The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1992 1993 Botanical Delights Floral Motifs in 19th Century Art Government House Annapolis Strathmore Hall Art Center North Bethesda Academy Art Museum Easton 1998 1999 A Discerning Eye Nineteenth century Drawings and Watercolors Academy Art Museum Easton 1998 1999 Provenance Acquired by William T Walters Baltimore inherited by Henry Walters Baltimore 1894 by bequest to Walters Art Museum 1931 Inscriptions Signature Bottom left J W Hill Credit Acquired by William

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  • A Shoshonee [sic] Indian Smoking · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    almost affirm that he has left no Mrs Caudle in his lodge to give him a bit of her mind on his return home A pipe the great solace of his leisure hours is lighted and he is exhaling the smoke in volumes from his mouth and nostrils alternately with a thorough enjoyment of its aroma The great difficulty is that he has too much freedome for his own good It causes him to be proud overbearing and oppressive Eventually he carries measures with such a high hand and becomes so intolerably tyranical that it is found essential to knock him on the head This he comrehends better than a long harangue and may be calle the Agumentum baculinum in fact it is resoning to him as plain as a pike staff No successful bully has yet existed who sooneror late has not bet his fate from one who is still more powerful and as Corporal Nym would say That is the moral of it A J Miller extracted from The West of Alfred Jacob Miller 1837 In July 1858 William T Walters commissioned 200 watercolors at twelve dollars apiece from Baltimore born artist Alfred Jacob Miller These paintings were each accompanied by a descriptive text and were delivered in installments over the next twenty one months and ultimately were bound in three albums Transcriptions of field sketches drawn during the 1837 expedition that Miller had undertaken to the annual fur trader s rendezvous in the Green River Valley in what is now western Wyoming these watercolors are a unique record of the closing years of the western fur trade Exhibitions Alfred Jacob Miller and the Western Indians The Walters Art Museum Baltimore 2006 Provenance William T Walters Baltimore 1858 1860 by commission Henry Walters Baltimore 1894 by inheritance Walters

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  • A Stickler For the Letter of the Law · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    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 A Stickler for the letter of the Law Carry me to prison Carry me did you say Blur Nouns I won t stir a ha porth Let s see you carry me Ye bloody thafe of the woruld Miller 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 1971 by gift Inscriptions Inscription A Stickler for the letter of the Law Carry me to prison Carry me dd you say Blur Nouns I won t stir a ha porth Let s see you carry me Ye bloody thafe of the woruld Monogram Lower right AJM Credit Gift of

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  • A Stream in the Adirondacks · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    school of landscape painting Born in Scotland Hart began his career as a coach decorator In 1850 he traveled to Germany s major art centers Munich and Düsseldorf where he completed his training as an artist From 1857 until his death Hart was based in New York City Conservation Date Description Narrative 9 01 1946 Treatment loss compensation coated 6 29 1961 Treatment mounted cleaned loss compensation coated 2 21 1986 Loan Consideration examined for loan Exhibitions American Painting 1857 1869 Delaware Art Center Wilmington 1962 The American Artist as Painter and Draftsman The Walters Art Museum Baltimore 2001 The Walters American Collection The Walters Art Museum Baltimore 2005 2006 From Rye to Raphael The Walters Story The Walters Art Museum Baltimore 2014 2016 Provenance Purchased by William T Walters from the artist Baltimore 1859 inherited by Henry Walters Baltimore 1894 by bequest to Walters Art Museum 1931 Inscriptions Signature At lower left James M Hart Date At lower left 1859 Credit Acquired by William T Walters 1859 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with Facebook to start your own collections Creator James McDougal Hart American 1828 1901

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