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Joseph Henry Sharp (1859-1953)
Joseph Henry Sharp (1859-1953)
Joseph Henry Sharp (1859-1953)
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The Legend of the West: Iconic Works from the T. Boone Pickens Collection
Joseph Henry Sharp (1859-1953)

Sharpening Arrows

Details
Joseph Henry Sharp (1859-1953)
Sharpening Arrows
signed 'J.H. Sharp.' (lower left)
oil on canvas
20 x 30 in. (50.8 x 76.2 cm.)
Provenance
The artist.
Madame Frémaux, France, acquired from the above, circa 1930s.
Private collection, by descent from the above.
Sotheby's, New York, 30 November 2005, lot 198, sold by the above.
Private collection, acquired from the above.
Sotheby's, New York, 21 May 2009, lot 108, sold by the above.
Acquired by the late owner from the above.

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Lot Essay

Following a first visit to Taos, New Mexico, in 1893, Joseph Henry Sharp was continually inspired by the local Pueblo Indian community and eventually became a permanent resident of the area. In the present work, the artist employs two of his favorite studio props: the seated figure's embellished leggings and a floral head wreath.

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