This painting shows Miller’s interest in depicting conditions of weather and light in the West, which he most successfully conveys in oil paintings. Working in a rich, wide-ranging palette, Miller depicts a group of Indians watering their horses in fading daylight. The picturesque scene characteristically includes a body of water, its glassy surface extending into the background, guiding the viewer’s eye through composition from the horses and riders in the foreground to the hazy blue mountains in the distance.
Karen B. McWhorter
The artist; [?]; Mrs. J. Douglas Freeman, Baltimore; [M. Knoedler and Co., New York, NY 1965]; present owner