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Council Call of Crows, Montana

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Council Call of Crows, Montana

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

Date: c. 1908
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions:
20 1/8 × 30 1/4 inches (51.1 × 76.8 cm)
Frame: 25 1/2 × 35 1/2 × 1 7/8 inches (64.8 × 90.2 × 4.8 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Inscribed: COUNCIL CALL OF CROWS 850 (reverse of stretcher)
Signed: J H SHARP (lower right)
Credit Line: Bequest of H.J. Lutcher Stark, 1965
Object number: 31.25.35
Accession Number: 1965.2.363
Label Text:Sharp built a home on the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana so he could live near the Indian subjects he wanted to portray. At the turn of the century the United States government required Indians to live on reservations and restricted their observance of traditional ways of life. Scenes like this would have been rare, but Sharp was able to see instances of traditional life, especially during the annual Crow Fair.

Provenance: (Joseph Sartor Galleries, Dallas, Texas); purchased March 8, 1957 by H.J. Lutcher Stark [1887-1965]; bequeathed September 2, 1965 to the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; accessioned to the Stark Museum of Art
Exhibitions:
  • Branding the American West: Paintings and Films 1900-1950