Given the placement of the buffalo skull in the foreground and the profile of the precipitous snow-covered peaks beyond, this appears to be a study for the oil, Snake and Sioux Indians on Warpath (CR# 379B). Miller’s deft draftsmanship and spirited pen and ink work capture all the excitement of the scene with the most simple but economic means.
Peter H. Hassrick
LL: AJM. LR on mat: War Path —
The artist; by descent to L. Vernon Miller; [M. Knoedler and Company, New York, NY, 1949] Thomas Gilcrease, Tulsa, OK; present owner by gift