ALFRED JACOB MILLER (1810-1874)
ALFRED JACOB MILLER (1810-1874)
ALFRED JACOB MILLER (1810-1874)
2 More
ALFRED JACOB MILLER (1810-1874)

Indians on the War Path

Details
ALFRED JACOB MILLER (1810-1874)
Indians on the War Path
signed with conjoined initials 'AJ Miller' (lower right)
watercolor and gouache on paper
8 1⁄2 x 12 1⁄8 in. (21.6 x 30.8 cm.)
Provenance
The artist.
Christian Mayer, Baltimore, Maryland, acquired from the above.
Dr. Charles M. Franklin.
Midwestern museum, gift from the above, 1933.
Christie's, New York, 5 December 2002, lot 166, sold by the above.
Private collection, acquired from the above.

Brought to you by

Tylee Abbott
Tylee Abbott Vice President, Head of American Art

Check the condition report or get in touch for additional information about this

If you wish to view the condition report of this lot, please sign in to your account.

Sign in
View condition report

Lot Essay

Related watercolors are in the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore, Maryland (1858-60) and the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma (n.d.), and a related oil is also in the Gilcrease Museum (n.d.).

Alfred Jacob Miller wrote, "When a tribe has a grievance either through loss of any of their men, or of depredations committed against them, the chiefs summon their young warriors, arm, dress, and paint themselves elaborately and set out on the war path. All this threatens mischief, and it is by no means a pleasant thing to meet them under such circumstances, unless you have an able escort." (as quoted in M. Ross, The West of Alfred Jacob Miller, Norman, Oklahoma, 1951, p. 61)

More from Stewards of the West: The Knobloch Collection

View All
View All