Alfred Jacob Miller (Maryland, 1810-1874) watercolor and gouache portrait painting on paper depicting a young dark haired female worker. Subject depicted with basket of grapes atop her head, basket of grapes in her right hand and attired in peasant clothing. Tree line slopes in the background. Appears to be inconspicuously signed lower right top edge of female's apron. Unframed. 13 3/8" H x 10 7/8" W. Provenance: Descended through the artist's family line. Baltimore estates of Virginia Howard Miller (c. 1880-1946) and Hugh Purviance King (1873-1966) passed down to present Living Estate of Virginia Johnston, Chattanooga, TN. The father of Virginia Howard Miller was Decatur Howard Miller, Alfred Jacob Miller's younger brother. CONDITION: Unframed. Slight loss upper margin, bending to lower right corner. Light rubbing lower margin.
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