Portrait of Joaquin Miller
3.375 in HIGH x 2.875 in WIDE
(8.57 cm HIGH x 7.30 cm WIDE)
Gift of Concours d'Antiques, Art Guild

silver case with glass
R (viert. lettering): G. WILLISON
Verso (ink on paper backing): Portrait of/"Joaquin Miller"/Poet of the Sierras/Painted by/Gertrude Willison/1907

Oil on ivory, paper backing Bibliography: The Beginnings of Oakland, California A.U.C. by Peter Thomas Conmy; Oakland Public Library, 1961 Cincinnatus Heine Miller , known more popularly as Joaquin Miller was born on November 10, 1841 in Hendricks County, Indiana. At age fourteen he ran away from home and lived in mining camps and with Indians for three years. At age eighteen he entered Columbia College and developed a literary background. Almost immediately he won fame as a writer. In 1885 he moved to California and settled in the hills of Oakland, calling his place "The Hights". Here he pursued his literary interests. Joaquin Miller died on February 17, 1913.
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