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    Sale 1911

    Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    29 November 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 107

    Alfred Jacob Miller (1810-1874)

    Death of the Elk

    Price Realised  

    Alfred Jacob Miller (1810-1874)
    Death of the Elk
    inscribed '69' (upper left)
    ink and pencil on paper laid down on board
    8¾ x 10¾ in. (22.2 x 27.3 cm.)


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    Provenance

    The artist.
    Sir William Drummond Stewart, circa 1839.
    Francis Nichols Stewart.
    Sale: Chapman's, Edinburgh, Scotland, 16-17 June 1871.
    Bonamy Mansell Power.
    Edward Power, by bequest from the above, 1900.
    Major G.H. Power, Great Yarmouth, England, by descent.
    Parke Bernet Galleries, New York, 6 May 1966, lot 69.
    Private collection, California.
    Rosenstock Arts, Denver, Colorado.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above, circa 1981.


    Literature

    L. Curry, The American West: Painters from Catlin to Russell, exhibition catalogue, Los Angeles, California, 1972, pp. 76, 185, pl. 25, no. 7, illustrated.
    R. Tyler, Alfred Jacob Miller: Artist on the Oregan Trail, Fort Worth, Texas, 1982, p. 239, no. 127.


    Exhibited

    Denver, Colorado, Denver Art Museum, April 15-24, 1966.
    Los Angeles, California, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and elsewhere, The American West: Painters from Catlin to Russell, March 21-May 28, 1972, no. 7.