Black Wolf, Gros Ventre

or
[Chief Black Wolf]

Artist
Joseph Henry Sharp
Date
ca. 1905; [1898]
Catalogue Number
464
Medium
oil on canvas
Inscriptions

LL: J.H.SHARP.

Penciled on verso: Chief Black Wolf - Gros Ventre

Inscribed on paper attached to verso: Chief Black Wolf 1898- 1900 Gros Ventre - A diplomatic and refined face. Tho a warrior and scout - His war shirt similar to Blackfeet - lived with and associated with them.

Dimensions
30 2/4 x 14 3/4 in.
Credit Line
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK. Gift of the Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, 1955.
Accession Number
0136.380
Subjects
Chief, Gros Ventre, 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

It is not known when Sharp visited the Gros Ventre Indians, but probably around 1905 when this portrait's style and signature type would relate.