Burial scene shown at sunset in a wood, with a group of people gathered around a wooden coffin. The mourners are in various positions; some standing and others sitting. One man lifts his hands up toward the sky. At far left a bearded red-haired man leans on his horse as he observes the scene. At far right, a young black man leans against a tree. In the woods behind him a well attired white man and woman look on from a distance. A steamboat can be seen in the background on the Mississippi River.