This watercolor was adapted from one of the early drawings possibly made at the 1837 rendezvous (CR# 455A). It provides a color and compositional study for a finished watercolor commissioned more than twenty years later by William Walters (CR# 455B).
Peter H. Hassrick
UR: Indians Testing their Bows / 50/ LR on mat: Indians Testing Their Bows, In the presence of Sir William Drummond Stewart
The artist; by descent to Mrs. Joseph Whyte, 1947; [Edward Eberstadt and Sons, New York, NY, 1955]; Thomas Gilcrease, Tulsa, OK; present owner by gift