600 American Artwork Images Available for Download

Alfred Jacob Miller / Mrs. Keller as the Goddess of Liberty / 1855-1859 / Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. William Middendorf, II, 1968

Alfred Jacob Miller / Mrs. Keller as the Goddess of Liberty / 1855-1859 / Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. William Middendorf, II, 1968

Thanks to a $111,615 grant from the United States Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Walters Art Museum has successfully catalogued and digitized more than 600 American paintings, drawings and portrait miniatures for the museum’s online collection. Rarely seen works from John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt and John La Farge, among others, are now available for download and public use at art.thewalters.org.

In conjunction with this project, our spring focus exhibition, American Artists Abroad, April 19–June 22, will highlight works from our rich collection of American art. “Rather than simply reacting to what they saw, American artists often successfully reinvented themselves through their time abroad without losing sight of their connection to home,” said Jo Briggs, assistant curator, 18th and 19th century art. “This exhibition showcases beautiful works collected over more than a century, and now, consistent with the Walters’ continuing mission of access and outreach, they are available online for everyone to enjoy.”

Alfred Jacob Miller / Si-roc-u-an-tua / 1858-1860 / Commissioned by William T. Walters, 1858-1860

Edward Greene Malbone / Mrs. Lupton (Frances Platt Townsend) / 1806 / Acquired by Henry Walters (?)

Frederic Edwin Church / Morning in the Tropics / ca. 1858 / Acquired by William T. Walters, 1858


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