A Westchester Wood Scene, New York
Black ink and wash and graphite on gray green paper
Overall: 10 3/4 x 15 in. ( 27.3 x 38.1 cm )
signature and date: lower right: "W. R. Miller 1881, N.Y." inscription: upper: "No [blank] 1000 Gems/(Miller-Corot)/"A Westchester Wood Scene"/Composed April 8th 1881/10 x 7 Pt. 14 x 10"
Signed and inscribed at lower right inside image in black ink: "W. R. Miller 1881. N.Y"; inscribed at upper center outside image in black ink over graphite: "No 1000 Gems. / (Miller-Coròt) / 'A Westchester Wood Scene.' / Composed April 8th 1881. / 10 x 7 Pt 14 x 10"; annotation inside image
Intended for the 1,000 Gems of American landscape. In his signature, Miller calls attention to his adherence to the artistic precepts of Jean Baptiste Camille Cort (1796-1875). See also Mill's similar signature on his sketch In the Woods, Weehawken, 1881, also in the Society's collection.
Gift of Grace Miller Carlock, granddaughter of the artist
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