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

A Buffalo Surround in the Pawnee Country (c. 1837)
Title
A Buffalo Surround in the Pawnee Country (c. 1837)
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)
Credit Line 
Gift of Charles E. Dunlap, Thomas W. Streeter, Forsyth Wickes, Louise C. Wills, George A. Zabriskie
Object Number 
1949.273
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.
Provenance 
Private collection, Great Britain; private collection, United States
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group