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The Resource Sentimental journey : the art of Alfred Jacob Miller, Lisa Strong

Sentimental journey : the art of Alfred Jacob Miller, Lisa Strong

Label
Sentimental journey : the art of Alfred Jacob Miller
Title
Sentimental journey
Title remainder
the art of Alfred Jacob Miller
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Strong
Title variation
Art of Alfred Jacob Miller
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Strong, Lisa Maria
Dewey number
759.13
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N6537.M54
LC item number
S76 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Amon Carter Museum of Western Art
  • Joslyn Art Museum
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Miller, Alfred Jacob
  • Stewart, William Drummond
  • West (U.S.)
  • Indians in art
  • Fur trade in art
Label
Sentimental journey : the art of Alfred Jacob Miller, Lisa Strong
Instantiates
Publication
Note
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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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."
Control code
1447092
Dimensions
28 x 29 cm
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9780883601051
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008008514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1447092
  • (Sirsi) 1447092
  • (OCoLC)212376107
Label
Sentimental journey : the art of Alfred Jacob Miller, Lisa Strong
Publication
Note
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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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."
Control code
1447092
Dimensions
28 x 29 cm
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9780883601051
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008008514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1447092
  • (Sirsi) 1447092
  • (OCoLC)212376107

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