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  • A Gentleman · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    length portrait of a dark haired young man looking to the observer He wears a navy blue coat with white bottons white vest and white muslin ruffled jabot Ramage worked mainly in New York from the late 1770s and quickly became the leading portrait miniaturist in that city Among his most distinguished sitters were George Washington and George Clinton govenor of New York His works are often framed with characteristic scalloped shaped and engraved housings Ramage s work desk with tools and artist samples can be found at the New York Historical Society Conservation Date Description Narrative 1 14 1964 Treatment cleaned 6 05 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 Herbert Lawton date and mode of acquisition unknown A J Fink date and mode of acquisition unknown A J Fink Foundation Inc Baltimore 1963 by bequest 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

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  • A Gentleman · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    carved to resemble bamboo and lacquered and gilded The face is somewhat crudely handled perhaps suggesting the work of an amateur Provenance 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 Inscriptions Monogram Engraved on back bottom RCN Credit Gift of the A Jay Fink Foundation Inc Baltimore in memory of

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  • A Gentleman · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Creative Commons License A Gentleman Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit Description Bust length almost frontal portrait of a dark haired young man with eyes towards the observer He wears a navy blue coat and white muslin stock The gold locket frame is set with thirty nine old mine cut diamonds with a total weight of about 9 5 carats The sitter appears to wear a diamond stud on his shirt front The back is decorated with plaited field of hair which covers the whole of the surface The miniature may be European rather than American Conservation Date Description Narrative 1 14 1964 Treatment cleaned 6 05 1964 Treatment other Provenance Herbert Lawton date and mode of acquisition unknown A J Fink date and mode of acquisition unknown A J Fink Foundation Inc Baltimore 1963 by bequest Walters Art Museum 1963 by gift Inscriptions Signed P 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 Attributed to James Peale American 1749 1831 Artist Period ca 1800 Medium

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  • A Gentleman · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    gentleman A hoop is attached to the top of the black frame suggesting the piece was used as a necklace Provenance 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 Inscriptions Signed and dated Front right B Fischer 1835 Credit Gift of the A Jay Fink Foundation Inc Baltimore in memory

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  • A Gentleman · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    to Anna Claypoole Peale the daughter of the miniaturist James Peale She exhibited her work at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts where she was elected an academician in 1824 Conservation Date Description Narrative 6 23 1964 Treatment other Provenance A J Fink Baltimore date and mode of acquisition unknown A Jay Fink Foundation Inc Baltimore 1963 by bequest Walters Art Museum 1963 by gift Credit Gift of the A

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  • A Gentleman · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    at the National Academy of Design By 1831 he had established himself as a miniature painter and exhibited frequently at the Academy He was elected an Associate in 1831 and an Academician in 1832 He ended his career coloring photographic portraits Conservation Date Description Narrative 6 23 1964 Treatment other Provenance Acquired by A J Fink Baltimore A J Fink Foundation Baltimore given to Walters Art Museum 1963 Credit Gift

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  • A Harvest Shower · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    sketchbook and careless alike of rain and punctuality made a study of the scene which he afterwards transferred to canvass and exhibited as above related The rolling expance of landscape is bisected by a stream At the left in the immediate foreground a young man seated on a log is baiting his fishing line His jacket lies on the ground beside a hamper Further left are several gnarled trees and some vegetation including poppies and burdock A girl and a young boy carrying bundles of wheat make their way towards the viewer along a path that extends back into a distant field in which grain is being harvested Beyond is a wood in which there are a number of houses and in the remote background hills rise The bank of the stream in the right foreground is lost in shadow Cattle graze in the fields further back and a couple of spires are visible through the woods in the background on the right side The most startling feature of this composition is the juxtaposition of the dark rain clouds against the sunlit sky Conservation Date Description Narrative 6 03 1960 Treatment cleaned coated inpainted lined tears repaired varnish removed or

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  • A Herd of Antelopes · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    full retreat yet a few remain gazing in stupid curiosity at the approaching hunters The latter seeing this push on with all speed in the hope of getting a shot at them before they can recover from this apparent trance It is perfectly useless to run them whtn they once start as their speed far outstrips the fleetest horses When about half a dozen men are in the field by a process called ringing Antelopes they capture a goodly number The first object after discovering the band is to get a party on every side of them when the herd puts itself in motion the hunter in the direction to which it tends gallops forward and the timid animals dart off at another angle to be frightened by the same apparition in that quarter it is coninued until theyr are exhausted when the hunters close in and shoot this seems to recall their scattered senses when all not wounded take courage make a charge through the circle and are gone in a moment 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 Conservation Date Description Narrative 4 01 1950 Treatment cleaned Provenance William T Walters Baltimore 1858 1860 by commission Henry Walters Baltimore 1894

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