Self-Portrait (1818-1893) Sketching in the Woods

Object Number: 
1947.356
Date: 
1848
Medium: 
Watercolor, gouache, white lead pigment, black and brown ink, and selective glazing over graphite on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. (13.3 x 8.3 cm)
Marks: 
Signed and inscribed at lower right in brown ink: "WR. Miller / Weehawken NJ. 1848."
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower right in brown ink: "WR. Miller / Weehawken NJ. 1848."
Description: 
Self-portrait
Gallery Label: 
A native of England, Miller came to America in 1845 and from then until his death he lived mainly in New York. He was a prolific landscape painter in watercolor, and he also produced numerous pen and ink sketches for illustrated publications. In this self-portrait he is pictured sketching in one of his favorite haunts at Weehawken on the New Jersey shore of the Hudson River.
Credit Line: 
Gift of George A. Zabriskie
Provenance: 
George A. Zabriskie, NYC
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group