Lot 184
  • 184

Joseph Henry Sharp 1859-1953

150,000 - 250,000 USD
157,000 USD
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  • Joseph Henry Sharp
  • Hunting Son (Firelight)
  • signed J.H. Sharp, l.l.
  • oil on canvas


Collins Galleries, Bucksport, Maine
Acquired from the above


Forrest Fenn, The Beat of the Drum and the Whoop of the Dance, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1983, no. 1985, p. 324
Forrest Fenn, Teepee Smoke: A New Look Into the Life and Work of Joseph Henry Sharp, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2007, no. 1985, p. 328

Catalogue Note

A typed inscription affixed to the reverse notes: "Description of Hunting Son and War Chief's Son covers this - same shirt, shield, elkskin background and buffalo rob, but different bonnet and his own bow and quiver. The drum was given to me by the head Medicine Chief of the Blackfeet of northern Montana. All the costumes and articles in my pictures I have had many years, most of them given me by chiefs and old warriors or the various tribes. The Indians have very few things left and I could sell my collection over and over every year to the Indians, themselves. J.H. Sharp, 1925"