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In the Woods, Weehawken, New Jersey

Object Number: 
1947.383
Date: 
1881
Medium: 
Black ink and wash and graphite on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 1/2 x 10 in. ( 34.3 x 25.4 cm ) mat: 18 x 14 in. ( 45.7 x 35.6 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed and dated, lower left: Wm.R. Miller, 1881
Inscriptions: 
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
Gallery Label: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of George A. Zabriski
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group