- Joseph Henry Sharp
- ca. 1902; 
- Catalogue Number
- oil on canvas
- 20 1/8 x 14 1/4 in.
- Credit Line
- Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK. Gift of the Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, 1955.
- Accession Number
The artist; [?]; Dr. Philip G. Cole, Brooklyn, NY, 1927; Thomas Gilcrease, Tulsa, OK, 1947; The Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, 1955; present owner by gift
It is thought that this portrait, titled Chief Joseph, was first displayed at the St. Botolph Club in Boston in early 1903. Sharp had visited the Northwest the previous summer where the somber Nez Perce chief sat for him.
According to Sharp's sales ledgers, this portrait sold to Cole in July, 1928 for $450. He titled it Head of Chief Joseph. (Sharp Papers)