This is a view of what, in 1842, would become Fremont Peak. It was probably taken from a sketch made high in the Wind River Mountains at Island Lake. It was a favorite scene with Miller who included this vista as a backdrop for one of the large, early paintings in Stewart’s Murthly Castle (CR# 120). Small paintings like this were called “cabinet pictures” and, when rendered with affection as this is, with its engaging light, uncommon charm, exotic theme, and intimate scale, were popular sales items for painters like Miller.
Peter H. Hassrick
LR: A. M.
The artist; [?]; [Victor D. Spark, New York, NY]; [M. Knoedler and Co., New York, NY, as Wind River Mountain, Colorado]; InterNorth Art Foundation, Omaha, NE; present owner