Portrait of an Unidentified British Man; verso: portrait sketch of another male sitter

Object Number: 
1947.361
Date: 
1839
Medium: 
Black, white, and red chalk and black pastel on brown paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 7 in. ( 20.3 x 17.8 cm ) mat: 14 x 11 in. ( 35.6 x 27.9 cm )
Marks: 
signature and date: lower left: "W.R. Miller 1839/Bishop Auckland"
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower left in graphite: "WR Miller 1839 / Bishop Auckland"; inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No 2 ="
Description: 
Portrait
Gallery Label: 
The inscription "Bishop Auckland" refers to a town in County Durham, England, the area in which Miller was working before he immigrated to the United States.
Credit Line: 
Gift of George A. Zabriski
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group