During his brief sojourn wandering through some of the most spectacular scenery the West has to offer, Miller took the opportunity to climb the rock at the left center of his sketch, from which he
looked sheer down without interruption to the surface of the Lake, from an elevation of more than one thousand feet. From this point also we had a most magnificent panorama of all the prairie we had passed over, the Sweet Water and Platte Rivers serpentining through it like threads of silver. (Ross, 1968, text accompanying plate 77)
This scene may be New Fork Lake, which was one of Stewart’s favorite hunting grounds.
The artist; estate of Mrs. Laurence R. Carton; [M. Knoedler and Company, New York, NY]; present owner