Ceremonial Song for the Return of the Buffalo

or
[Prayer to the Spirit of the Buffalo]

Artist
Joseph Henry Sharp
Date
1923; [1910]
Catalogue Number
279
Medium
oil on canvas
Inscriptions

LR: J.H.SHARP.

Dimensions
30 1/4 x 40 1/4 in.
Credit Line
The Rockwell Museum, Corning, NY
Accession Number
76.63 F
Subjects
buffalo, ceremony, interior, prayer, song

The artist; [?]; The Rockwell Foundation, Corning, NY; present owner by purchase

This painting was first exhibited at Cincinnati's Traxel's Art Galleries in late 1923 in a show titled Indian Paintings and Western Landscapes and Sketches of Africa and Spain. Sharp exhibited this work again in Pasadena in 1925 at the Nicholson Art Gallery. (Star News, 3/28/1925)
 
Another closely related 1923 work titled Song to the Buffalo Skull is in the collections of the Stark Museum of Art, Orange, TX. (Record 622)