Shoshone Indians at a Mountain Lake (Lake Fremont)

Shoshone Indians at a Mountain Lake (Lake Fremont)

Alfred Jacob Miller, American, 1810-1874
Born: Baltimore, MD
United States
Oil paint on canvas
Exchange and purchase from Erich Kohlberg

Alfred Jacob Miller, Shoshone Indians at a Mountain Lake (Lake Fremont), about 1860s. Oil on canvas; 28 11/16 x 35 in.
Denver Art Museum: Funds from Erich Kohlberg by exchange, 1961.25

This object is currently on view
frame height: 43 1/4 in, 109.855 cm; frame width: 50 1/4 in, 127.635 cm; frame depth: 5 1/2 in, 13.97 cm; height: 28.688 in, 72.8675 cm; width: 35 in, 88.9000 cm
Petrie Institute of Western American Art
Petrie Institute of Western American Art

In 1837, Alfred Jacob Miller was hired by Sir William Drummond Stewart, a Scottish nobleman, to record his adventures in what is today Wyoming. Back in his Baltimore studio, Miller used sketches and memories from this trip to create larger oil paintings. Miller’s work reveals the influence of his training in France and Italy where he learned the theatrical composition and sensitive color of European Romanticism, a movement that emphasized stimulating a viewer’s emotions.

En 1837, Alfred Jacob Miller fue contratado por sir William Drummond Stewart, un noble escocés, para documentar sus aventuras en lo que es hoy Wyoming. De regreso en su estudio de Baltimore, Miller creó pinturas al óleo de mayor tamaño a partir de sus bocetos y recuerdos del viaje. Su obra revela la influencia de su formación en Francia e Italia, donde aprendió la composición teatral y el colorido sensible del Romanticismo europeo, movimiento que propugnaba estimular las emociones del espectador.

Exhibition History
  • "BackStory: Western American Art in Context"—History Colorado, 3/18/2017 - 2/11/2018