Beside the Teepee's Blaze

or
Alberto

Artist
Joseph Henry Sharp
Date
ca. 1915; [ca. 1920]
Catalogue Number
662
Medium
oil on canvas
Inscriptions

LR: J.H.SHARP.

On backing board in Sharp's hand: BESIDE THE TEPEE'S BLAZE Early 1920's / J.H Sharp.

Verso: Alberto-Firelight / COUNCIL CALL OF CROWS / TEPEES MOONLIGHT

Dimensions
16 1/8 x 20 1/4 in.
Credit Line
Stark Museum of Art, Orange, TX
Accession Number
31.25.47
Subjects
Pueblo, firelight, interior, study, youth

The artist; [?]; [Jane Hiatt, La Fonda Art Gallery, Taos, New Mexico]; H.J. Lutcher Stark, 1956; H.J. Lutcher Stark Estate; present owner: Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, Orange, Texas, by bequest, 1965; accession to Stark Museum of Art, 1965

This appears to be a study for a large and important painting from about 1915, The Old War Shield, #360. The model is a young Pueblo boy, Alberto Luhan. The painting was featured in the exhibition, Indian and Western Paintings at Gibson House galleries in Cincinnati in 1915. That show also included four paintings titled Taos Indian Boy and one called simply Alberto. This painting, Beside the Teepee's Blaze, could easily be one of those works.