This spirited watercolor was probably the second version of this scene (following CR #359) and intended for the leather-bound book that Stewart kept in the library at Murthly Castle. This version lacks the Indian with the lasso that appears in later versions (CR #359A and 359B) but does include the bowman at the left. It also appears to be one of the rare images showing an Indian laughing. Miller’s pencil underdrawing is clearly visible throughout the image.
The artist; Sir Drummond Stewart, 1839; Frank Nichols, 1871; Frank Nichols Stewart; [Chapman’s, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1871]; Bonamy Mansell Power; willed to Edward Power, England, 1900; by descent to Major G.H. Power, Great Yarmouth, England; [Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, NY, 1966]; [Kennedy Galleries, Inc., New York, NY]; present owner