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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Miller, Alfred Jacob 33
Descriptions
watercolor on paper 128
Names
Painting 860
Subjects
Figure 353 Landscape 691
Date:
ca. 1855
Dimensions:
Sheet height: 8.25 in, Sheet width: 6.125 in, mat height: 11 in, mat width: 8.5 in, Frame height: 15.75 in, Frame width: 13.5 in, Image height: 7.875 in, Image width: 5.75 in
Title:
Louis-Rocky Mountain Trapper
Credit Line:
Gift of The Coe Foundation
Gloss:
Miller painted portraits of trappers such as Louis, known today only by his first name. In the portrait, Louis stands over his fallen prey while reloading his Hawken rifle for another shot. His proud stance imbues him with heroic qualities.
Inscription:
Unsigned. LLC: Louis [paper cut, formerly more inscription]. On mount LRC: Louis - Rocky Mountain /Trapper. [not visible, rematted in frame]
Publication:
Film: Documentary; Washakie: Last Chief of the Eastern Shoshone, Kyle Nicholoff, Director, KCWC-TV Wyoming Public Television, Riverton, 2003
Accession Number:
36.64

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