Chief Flat Iron—Sioux

Artist
Joseph Henry Sharp
Date
ca. 1900
Catalogue Number
159
Medium
oil on canvas
Inscriptions

LL: J.H.SHARP / Pine Ridge S.D.

Dimensions
12 x 8 in.
Credit Line
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology and the Regents of the University of California, Berkeley, CA
Accession Number
17-49
Subjects

The artist; Phoebe Hearst, San Francisco, CA, 1901; present owner by gift.

There were six portraits of Flat Iron exhibited at the Cincinnati Museum in 1900 and again at the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC in 1901.  This was one of those works. It was purchased by Mrs. Hearst in 1902. (sales ledgers, Sharp Papers)
 
A portrait in this same pose but without the hat sold to the Smithsonian's director, William Henry Holmes in 1901. Holmes later donated it to his museum. (see related image, #217)