Big Beaver, Blackfoot

or
[Big Beaver]

Artist
Joseph Henry Sharp
Date
ca. 1905; [1898-1900]
Catalogue Number
456
Medium
oil on canvas
Inscriptions

LL: J.H.SHARP.

Penciled on cardboard backing: Big Beaver - Blackfeet - 1898-1900 Blackfeet not all warriors except with adjoining tribes but many men great horse raiders - going as far as  Crow Reservation.

Dimensions
20 3/4 x 14 3/4 in.
Credit Line
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK. Gift of the Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, 1955.
Accession Number
0137.490
Subjects
Blackfoot, portrait

The artist; [?]; Dr. Philip G. Cole, Tarrytown, NY; Thomas Gilcrease, Tulsa, OK, 1947; The Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, Tulsa, OK; present owner by gift 1955

According to extant exhibition records, Sharp painted among the Big Beaver family around 1905.  This would conform with the painting's style and the signature type.