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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Miller, Alfred Jacob 33
Descriptions
watercolor on paper 128
Names
Painting 860
Subjects
buffalo 153 wolf 20 Indian 729 hunting 21
Date:
ca. 1837
Dimensions:
sight height: 7.625 in, sight width: 12.875 in, Frame height: 15.375 in, Frame width: 20.625 in
Title:
Approaching Buffalo
Credit Line:
Gift of The Coe Foundation
Gloss:
Miller wrote that the buffalo's power of scent is most acute, giving him alarm at the distance of a mile or more, but the animal's sight, from the great mass of hair covering his head, is often obstructed. Thus Indian hunters would circle the buffalo to find a downwind approach.
Inscription:
LRC: AJM [monogram] iller; LCenter: APPROACHING BUFFALO/A.J. MILLER (on mat)
Remarks:
Provenance: Executed as a result of the expedition to the Rocky Mountains and Oregon Territory, 1837-1838, with the Scottish explorer, William Drummond Stewart.
Accession Number:
29.64

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