Graves of Travellers, Fort Kearny, Nebraska

Graves of Travellers, Fort Kearny, Nebraska


Worthington Whittredge

(American, 1820–1910)

Oil on paper mounted on canvas

Unframed: 18.8 x 56.5 cm (7 3/8 x 22 1/4 in.)

Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund 1969.19



In the foreground appear the graves of settlers who died on the difficult journey to the American West. This oil sketch was made by the artist on an expedition to the Rocky Mountains and later formed the basis of a painting executed in New York (now in the G. W. V. Smith Art Museum, Springfield, Mass.).

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