View of the Erie Canal at Little Falls, New York; verso: sketch
Graphite on paper, squared for transfer
Overall: 7 5/8 x 9 3/8 in. ( 19.4 x 23.8 cm ) mat: 14 x 18 in. ( 35.6 x 45.7 cm )
inscription: upper: "View on the Canal--Little Falls--Holden's Mag--"
Inscribed along upper edge outside image in graphite: "View on the Canal -- Little Falls -- Holdens Mag --"; numbers on all margins
This view is squared off in sections and numbered as a preliminary study for Miller's finished oil of the same subject, dated 1884, which is also in the Society's collection (1949.4). The subject, itself, was from a drawing made earlier by Miller and published as a woodcut in Holden's Dollar Magazine, July 1849.
Gift of Grace Miller Carlock, granddaughter of the artist
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.