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Joseph Henry Sharp (1859-1953)
Property of the Saint Louis Art Museum, Sold to Benefit the Acquisitions Fund
Joseph Henry Sharp (1859-1953)

The Chief's Sweat Bath, Crow Reservation, Montana

Details
Joseph Henry Sharp (1859-1953)
The Chief's Sweat Bath, Crow Reservation, Montana
signed 'JH Sharp.' (lower right)--inscribed with title (on the backing board)
oil on canvas
24 x 36 in. (61 x 91.4 cm.)
Painted circa 1910-16.
Provenance
Elsie A. Kuhn, St. Louis, Missouri.
By bequest to the present owner from the above, 1981.
Literature
The St. Louis Art Museum Annual Report, St. Louis, Missouri, 1981, pp. 28-29, illustrated (as Crow Tepees).
U.S. Department of State, United States Embassy Lisbon: ART in Embassies Program, Washington, D.C., 2006, n.p.
Exhibited
St. Louis, Missouri, Saint Louis Art Museum, Impressionism Reflected: American Art 1890-1920, May 8-June 27, 1982.

Lot Essay

We would like to thank Professor Marie Watkins of Furman University for her assistance with cataloguing this lot.


The present work is inscribed by the artist on the backing board: "The Chief's Sweat Bath - Crow Reservation, Mont./Two miles from Custer Battlefield/The large teepee (buffalo, elk, deer)/the last skin teepee owned by U.S. Indians/now in museum, Los Angeles."

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