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Sentimental journey : the art of Alfred Jacob Miller

Author: Lisa Maria Strong; Amon Carter Museum of Western Art.; Joslyn Art Museum.
Publisher: Fort Worth, Tex. : Amon Carter Museum ; [Norman] : Distributed by the University of Oklahoma Press, ©2008.
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"Alfred Jacob Miller (1810-1874) was the first artist to journey into the heart of the Rocky Mountains. He did so as the commissioned expedition artist for William Drummond Stewart (1795-1871), a Scottish nobleman and veteran of a five-year hunting tour in America. Their destination would be the annual fur traders' rendezvous at Horse Creek, near the present-day border of Colorado and Wyoming." "Miller, Stewart, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Strong, Lisa Maria, 1966-
Sentimental journey.
Fort Worth, Tex. : Amon Carter Museum ; [Norman] : Distributed by the University of Oklahoma Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)653490419
Named Person: Alfred Jacob Miller; William Drummond Stewart, Sir; Alfred Jacob Miller; Alfred Jacob Miller; Alfred Jacob Miller; William Drummond Stewart, Sir
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Maria Strong; Amon Carter Museum of Western Art.; Joslyn Art Museum.
ISBN: 9780883601051 0883601052
OCLC Number: 212376107
Notes: Published to accompany an exhibition held at the Amon Carter Museum, Sept. 20, 2008-Jan. 11, 2009, and at the Joslyn Art Museum, Feb. 7-May 10, 2009.
Description: 237 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 x 29 cm
Contents: Introduction: "Scenes that do him much honor" --
American Indians, highland identity, and Sir William Drummond Stewart's collection --
Indigenous aristocracy in the Stewart Commission --
Sentiment, commerce, and The Trapper's Bride --
"The thoughts that burned and glowed within" : Miller's campfire scenes and sentimental manhood --
Conclusion: "A picture of old Baltimore."
Other Titles: Art of Alfred Jacob Miller
Responsibility: Lisa Strong.

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"Alfred Jacob Miller (1810-1874) was the first artist to journey into the heart of the Rocky Mountains. He did so as the commissioned expedition artist for William Drummond Stewart (1795-1871), a Scottish nobleman and veteran of a five-year hunting tour in America. Their destination would be the annual fur traders' rendezvous at Horse Creek, near the present-day border of Colorado and Wyoming." "Miller, Stewart, and the rest of their party departed from Independence, Missouri, in mid-May 1837. They arrived at the rendezvous two months later and, after a week among the trappers and traders, headed into the Wind River Mountains to the source of the Green River. There, they spent the waning summer hunting moose and elk before returning to St. Louis in early October. Miller executed some one hundred watercolor and pen-and-ink sketches during the expedition, and he later reworked them into finished watercolors and oils for a variety of patrons." "Over the past two decades, much valuable scholarship has emerged on how western American art has reflected American nationalist or expansionist ideologies. In Sentimental Journey: The Art of Alfred Jacob Miller, Lisa Strong takes a new approach, however, by examining how Miller tailored his western scenes to suit the specific needs and interests of local American audiences. She also crosses national boundaries to explore how Miller's paintings helped promote a vision of Scottish aristocratic identity."--Jacket.

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