Crucita and Bawling Deer—Taos Indians

or
Firelight Son

Artist
Joseph Henry Sharp
Date
ca. 1920; [1920]
Catalogue Number
399
Medium
oil on canvas
Inscriptions

LL: J.H.SHARP.

UC on dust cover: Crucita and Bawling Deer - Taos Indians - Painted about 1920 - In the method of the Old Masters - On white canvas, with white, black and Venitian [sic] red and colors glazed on. J.H.Sharp

Dimensions
29 3/4 x 34 9/16 in.
Credit Line
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK. Gift of the Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, 1955.
Accession Number
0137.324
Subjects
Crucita, drum, firelight, fireplace, interior

The artist; Thomas Gilcrease, Tulsa, OK; The Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, Tulsa, OK, 1955; present owner by gift

There are no known public exhibitions with this title listed. In the late teens and early twenties, Sharp was producing a good number of firelight scenes, usually identified by sitter. One that appeared at the Hotel Gibson galleries in 1922, titled Firelight Song, is generic enough to suggest this work.
 
There is a related small sketch titled Crucita, Taos Indian Girl that may be a study for this work. (related image 620)