Concha

or
[Montana Blackfoot Indian]; "Concha," Pueblo of Taos, N.M.; Study in Sunlight, Taos Indian

Artist
Joseph Henry Sharp
Date
1898
Catalogue Number
500
Medium
watercolor on paper
Inscriptions
LR: J.H.SHARP. / 98
 
Verso in Sharp's hand: "Study in Sunlight, Taos Indian. New Mex. by J.H.Sharp"
Dimensions
9 1/2 x 6 in.
Credit Line
The Taos Art Museum, Taos, NM
Subjects
Concha, Pueblo, hat, portrait

The artist; Fred Harvey, Grand Canyon, AZ, 1908; [?] present owner

There are three known bust portraits of Juan Concha, this and two unfinished oils. (Record 264 and related image 582) In 1908, according to his sales ledgers, Sharp sold what he referred to as "Head of Juan Concha" to Fred Harvey at the El Tovar Hotel at Grand Canyon for $160. It could be any one of the three known versions. Whichever it was, it probably went to Harvey for resale. Sharp's sales ledgers also list an unlocated full figure oil painting of Concha selling for $300 in 1908. (Sharp Papers)