After Pietro della Vecchia (Italian, 1603-1678)1833

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum
Baltimore, United States

While copying in the Louvre, Miller was attracted to a painting showing a man drawing a sword. At the time, this picture was thought to be by the Venetian master Giorgione (1478 (?)-1511), and to represent Pierre Terrail Bayard, the renowned, early 16th-century French knight and national hero who is remembered as "le chevalier sans peur et sans reproche" (the knight without fear and beyond reproach). The Louvre picture is now attributed to Pietro de Muttoni, known as Pietro della Vecchia (1605-1678).


  • Title: Brigand
  • Creator: After Pietro della Vecchia (Italian, 1603-1678)
  • Date Created: 1833
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Artist: After Pietro della Vecchia (Italian, 1603-1678), Artist: Alfred Jacob Miller (American, 1810-1874)
  • Provenance: Inherited by L. Vernon Miller, Baltimore [1]; inherited by Katherine B. Miller, Baltimore, 1965; given to Decatur Miller, Baltimore, 1982; given to Walters Art Museum, 1994. [1] passed directly from the artist down through his family.
  • Object Type: drawings
  • Medium: crayon, watercolor, ink, and chalk on paper
  • Inscriptions: [Label] Giorgione/Brigand
  • Exhibitions: The Recollections of Alfred Jacob Miller. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1996-1997.
  • Dimensions: H: 3 7/8 x W: 4 1/2 in. (9.8 x 11.4 cm)
  • Credit Line: Gift of Decatur and Sally Miller, 1994
  • Classification: Painting & Drawing
  • Accession Number: 37.2715

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