In the Woods, Weehawken, New Jersey
Black ink and wash and graphite on paper
Overall: 13 1/2 x 10 in. ( 34.3 x 25.4 cm ) mat: 18 x 14 in. ( 45.7 x 35.6 cm )
inscriptions: Signed and dated, lower left: Wm.R. Miller, 1881
Signed and inscribed at lower left inside image in black ink: "Wm. R. Miller. 1881."; inscribed at upper center outside image in black ink over graphite: "No 1000 Gems. / (W. Cr. Miller Coròt) / (one of my friends) / 'In the Woods of Weehawken, N.J.' / Composed May 11th 1881. / 9 x 7 Pt 14 1/4 x 10 1/4"; various annotations inside image; verso inscribed at upper center in black ink: "Note for 10 x 7. / Trace, and turn into a Forest scene, introducing / those West Hoboken trees (on rocks) then
Intended for the 1,000 Gems of American landscape. Note, especially, Miller's interesting inscription, attesting himself as artistically kindred to the renowned late French landscapist, Jean Baptiste Camille Corot (1796-1875). The Miller-Corot affinity is likewise inherent in Miller's similar signature on A Westchester Wood Scene, 1881, also in the Society's collection.
Gift of George A. Zabriski
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