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  • Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) (?) · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Hamilton served as George Washington s aide de camp during the Revolution and was later appointed secretary of the Treasury Ellen Wallace Sharples 1769 1849 met artist and portraitist James Sharples 1751 1811 in Bath when she became his student She would become his third wife in 1787 In 1794 they left England for the United States The couple travelled widely making portraits of many of the prominent personalities of the day After her husband died in 1811 Ellen returned to the United Kingdom settling in Bristol where she founded the Bristol Academy with a gift of 2000 This minature has elaborate hair work on the reverse which appears to encorporate the hair from two people one blond and one dark The hair work is surrounded by a band of enamel Conservation Date Description Narrative 5 21 1964 Treatment other Provenance Herbert Lawton date and mode of acquisition unknown A J Fink Baltimore 1953 mode of acquisition unknown A Jay Fink Foundation Inc Baltimore 1963 by bequest Walters Art Museum 1963 by gift Credit Gift of the A Jay Fink Foundation Inc in memory of Abraham Jay Fink 1963 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/10117/alexander-hamilton-1757-1804-/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Alexander Hewling · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    and a white stock Conservation Date Description Narrative 6 01 1964 Treatment other Provenance A J Fink Baltimore date and mode of acquisition unknown A J Fink Foundation Inc Baltimore 1963 by bequest Walters Art Museum 1963 by gift Inscriptions Inscription Engraved on reverse Alexander Hewling By Malbone Credit Gift of the A Jay Fink Foundation Inc Baltimore in memory of Abraham Jay Fink 1963 Download Image Add to Collection

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/169/alexander-hewling/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Allegorical Sketch · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    the first half of the 19th century by collectors who would assemble them into albums This holograph is likely to have come into the Walters collection from that of another Baltimore collector Robert Gilmor The interest of this sketch for its original owner would have been underlined by the inscription indicating that the holograph was executed at West s famous residence and gallery in Newman Street London The allegorical drawing depicts a seated female figure to the left gesturing to the right representing America while a group of youths at the center are being lead by the male figure of Genius who also gestures right toward two classical buildings labeled Virtue and Honor This holograph evokes sentiments similar to another in the Walters collection of the almost the same date by Morse WAM 37 1536 Conservation Date Description Narrative 2 05 1987 Treatment mounted re housed Exhibitions American Drawings from the Walters Art Gallery The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1987 Great Illustrations Drawings and Books from the Walters Collection The Walters Art Museum Baltimore 2010 Provenance Possibly owned by Robert Gilmor Baltimore Acquired by Henry Walters Baltimore by bequest to Walters Art Museum 1931 Inscriptions Signature Middle left as part

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/3484/allegorical-sketch-2/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Amputee Among a Group of Children · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Children Description Provenance Inscription Credit Description A group of children gathers around an amputee displaying his wounds From the caption below the image the man lost his arm as a soldier A Maimed Hero of the War 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 varied interests of Miller are clearly reflected in these sketches rural sites studies after Old Master paintings illustrations of literature and comical scenes and characters This sketch comes from the family album of L Vernon Miller which contains works that have passed down through the Miller family directly from the artist 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 Street sketch A Maimed Hero of the War Credit Gift of Decatur and Sally Miller 1994 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

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/36126/amputee-among-a-group-of-children/ (2016-02-18)
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  • An Indian Camp · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    the Pacific seas and his sun will have gone down forever The sketch presents a scene at an Indian camp with their Lodges near at hand the principal figure wears a painted robe whereon is depicted his battles the figures shewing a glorious contempt for all acknowledged rules of perspective In the foreground a female is cording a bale of dried meat distant figures trying their bows c 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 Provenance William T Walters Baltimore 1858 1860 by commission Henry Walters Baltimore 1894 by inheritance Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Inscriptions Monogram Lower left AJM Credit

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/22914/an-indian-camp/ (2016-02-18)
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  • An Indian Girl (Sioux) on Horseback · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    fringes the movements of her horse create abundance of noise as she gallops over the prairie The ornamented cloth attached to the crupper is made of the brightest colors bordered with porcupine quills and beads worked into geometric figures by her own hands streamers of the same material are pendant from the horse s ears and possibly sack depends from the saddle to which it is attached her feet rest on stirrups of a particulr form and make well brought up The effect of the whole turn out being extrememly picturesque to an artist s eye 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

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/9114/an-indian-girl-sioux-on-horseback/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Andrew Jackson · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    note previously attached to the portrait read This miniature Portrait of General Andrew Jackson Commander in Chief of the U S Forces on the glorious battle field of New Orleans fought on the Eight sic of January 181 5 when he overcame the Britains finest Troops the Conquerors in the peninsula War is respectfully presented as a token of esteen friendship to Edward Fitzgerald by my dear Child Your faithful Lieut signed Geo A Baker The miniature is based on the portrait by John Vanderlyn in New York City Hall Conservation Date Description Narrative 1 08 1964 Treatment cleaned mounted 6 24 1964 Treatment other Provenance Henry F DePuy Easton MD 1921 mode of acquisition unknown Erskine Hewitt 1938 mode of acquisition unknown A J Fink Baltimore date and mode of acquisition unknown A J Fink Foundation Inc Baltimore date and mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 1963 by gift Credit Gift of the A Jay Fink Foundation Inc Baltimore in memory of Abraham Jay Fink 1963 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 Copy after John Vanderlyn American 1775

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/6585/andrew-jackson/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Ann Brunton, the actress (Mrs. Rob Merry) · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    second only to Mrs Siddons In 1792 she married Robert Merry a socially advantageous match although her husband who was an ameteur playright had soon spent all of his inhertitance She retired from the theatre after her marriage and the couple lived in Paris but financial constraints meant that she had to return to the stage The couple for the United States arriving in New York City in 1796 Ann found great success in her new home and after Robert Merry s death she married twice more to Thomas Wignell who had first offered her a role in American and finally to William Warren a fellow actor Conservation Date Description Narrative 1 08 1964 Treatment cleaned 6 01 1964 Treatment other Exhibitions Four Centuries of Miniature Painting from the Collections of the A Jay Fink Foundation Inc and A J Fink Personally Baltimore Museum of Art Baltimore 1958 1959 Provenance Professor Theodore Salisbury Woolsey Rye NY date and mode of acquisition unknown Heathcoate M Woolsey date and mode of acquisition unknown son of Theodore Salisbury Woosley Frederic Fairchild Sherman Westport CT 1935 mode of acquisition unknown Erskine Hewitt 1938 mode of acquisition unknown A J Fink Baltimore date and mode

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/10182/ann-brunton-the-actress-mrs-rob-merry/ (2016-02-18)
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