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2Λ Ranch, Wyoming, Big Horn Mountains

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2Λ Ranch, Wyoming, Big Horn Mountains

Artist: Joseph Henry Sharp (American, 1859 - 1953)

Date: c. 1912
Medium: oil on paperboard primed
Dimensions:
9 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches (24.8 x 34.9 cm)
Frame: 14 1/4 × 18 1/4 × 1 1/4 inches (36.2 × 46.4 × 3.2 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Inscribed: 2/\ Ranch, Wyo Big Horn Mountains/ 350.00 (reverse)
Signed: J H SHARP (lower right)
Credit Line: Bequest of H.J. Lutcher Stark, 1965
Object number: 31.25.26
Accession Number: 1965.2.354
Label Text:Sharp’s scene of the 2/\ Ranch evokes a story how ranch life thwarted artistic goals for another artist. Sharp visited the ranch where his former art student, Fra Dinwiddie Dana, lived. She had studied art in Cincinnati. When she married Wyoming rancher Edwin L. Dana, she made an agreement with him that she would travel and pursue her art studies part of every year. The demands of ranch life distracted her from her goals. Sketching expeditions with Sharp were her respite from the hard work of ranch life. They gave Sharp an opportunity to study the Wyoming landscape in the company of someone who shared his artistic interests.
Provenance: Jane Hiatt, Taos, New Mexico; purchased by H.J. Lutcher Stark, September 27, 1956; H.J. Lutcher Stark
Exhibitions:
  • Cowboy Legends and Life