Black Eagle, Cheyenne

or
[Black Eagle]

Artist
Joseph Henry Sharp
Date
ca. 1904; [1898-1900]
Catalogue Number
457
Medium
oil on canvas
Inscriptions

LL: J.H.SHARP.

Penciled on dust cover on verso: 1898-1900 Black Eagle - Cheyenne has personal war emblems on face - designs of paint all different - A very strong, resolute character - Cover the Indian hair, & the face might be any nationality.

Dimensions
16 3/4 x 12 3/4 in.
Credit Line
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK. Gift of the Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, 1955.
Accession Number
0137.450
Subjects
Cheyenne, 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 At first glance the image looks like it would be fall into winter because the ground foliage is turning fall-like colors and there are brown leave in the center tree.  However, the grass is still green, and that doesn’t usually happen in my neck of the woods.

At first glance the image looks like it would be fall into winter because the ground foliage is turning fall-like colors and there are brown leaves in the center tree. However, the grass is still green, and that doesn’t usually happen in my neck of the woods.

The style of this work and the signature type suggest a date after 1903.