Miller recorded the spread of vast western prairies often, generally with the large caravan of wagons and riders winding their way west. This is a rare scene of the troop camped on the plains with the human element dwarfed by the enormity of the savanna that lay before and behind the travelers and the infinite sweep of the sky above. The large, flat-sided tent in the right foreground may be Stewart’s home in this grassland expanse.
Peter H. Hassrick
The artist; by descent to Dr. William Pickney Carton; [Kennedy Galleries, Inc., New York, NY, 1980]; present owner, 2013