Ticket to View Still Life Pictures

Ticket to View Pictures



[002680] [Ticket to View Still Life Pictures]. Mr Fisher Has the Honor to Invite … & Friends to View the Exquisite Still Life Pictures and Other Works of Art, Painted By James Miller Esqr. W.S.A. For a Short Time [at] Fine Art Saloon, 19 Gordon Street. Glasgow: Allan & Ferguson, First Edition. 48mo (Oblong). Unbound. Ticket. Good+. Single sided lithographic ticket, approximately 125mm x 90mm in size, n.d. c.1850?

Very minor soiling, corners of reverse lightly glue stained, but generally quite bright.

There are several James Millers in McEwan’s Dictionary of Scottish Art & Architecture, but only one seems to work with the probable date of the card, but he is known as a portrait painter rather than still life. Described as fl. 1853, the SNPG has The Duke of Wellington on a panel (McEwan, pg 404). He is offered as the best option with very little confidence.

For the printers [David] Allan and [William] Ferguson, see SBTI and Worms and Baynton-Williams, pages 14-15