A Buffalo Surround in the Pawnee Country (c. 1837)

Object Number: 
1949.273
Date: 
1840
Medium: 
Brown ink and wash, glazing, scratching out, graphite, and touches of watercolor and gouache on two sheets of paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/4 x 14 1/2 in. (23.5 x 36.8 cm)
Marks: 
Inscribed and signed at lower left in brown ink: "XXI / 1840 / AJM[partially legible]"
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed and signed at lower left in brown ink: "XXI / 1840 / AJM[partially legible]"
Gallery Label: 
In 1837 Miller accompanied Captain William Drummond Stewart on an expedition into the Rocky Mountains, during which he made hundreds of on-the-spot sketches of Indian life. The 1840 inscription indicates that the sketch was drawn at Murthly Castle while Miller was working on a series of large oil paintings. An earlier version of this sketch is reproduced in Bernard De Voto, Beyond the Wide Missouri, plate 61.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Charles E. Dunlap, Thomas W. Streeter, Forsyth Wickes, Louise C. Wills, George A. Zabriskie
Provenance: 
Private collection, Great Britain; private collection, United States
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group