Girl Selling Flowers

Alfred Jacob Millermid 19th century

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum

Baltimore artist, Alfred Jacob Miller was a prolific sketcher. He filled many journals with drawings and captions from the time he was studying in Paris and Rome (1833) until the 1870's. The interests of Miller are clearly reflected in these sketches: the theater (a large portion being quick figure drawings of the Ravel Pantomime Troupe), childhood memories, Baltimore scenery, and witty scenes of characters. (See The Walters Art Gallery Bulletin, April, 1969, Vol. 21, No. 7, Pages 3-4). This sketch comes from a Vernon Miller Family Album.

"Flower girl - Roma." "Volete bella fiore, Sigmore. Will you buy some fine flowers gentlemen:" -Miller

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  • Title: Girl Selling Flowers
  • Creator: Alfred Jacob Miller (American, 1810-1874)
  • Date Created: mid 19th century
  • 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: 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: black ink, pencil, chalk, and wash on brown paper
  • Inscriptions: [Inscription] Flower girl - Roma; [Label] Volete bella fiore, Sigmore. Will you buy some fine flowers, gentlemen
  • Dimensions: H: 5 3/4 x W: 4 1/2 in. (14.6 x 11.5 cm)
  • Credit Line: Gift of Decatur and Sally Miller, 1994
  • Classification: Painting & Drawing
  • Accession Number: 37.2732


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