Drum Song (Daylight and Firelight)

or
Man with drum and bonnet

Artist
Joseph Henry Sharp
Date
ca. 1923; [1931]
Catalogue Number
23
Medium
oil on canvas
Inscriptions

LR: JHSHARP

Dimensions
16 x 20 in.
Credit Line
Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles, CA
Accession Number
2012.37.19
Subjects
bonnet, drum, firelight, interior

The artist; [?]; Private collection; present owner by gift, 2012

This painting seems to picture Jerry Maribal (Elk Foot) and may be a work that was exhibited at Cincinnati's Traxel Art Galleries in 1923 under the title of Drum Song (Daylight and Firelight) and with these measurements. It relates to a work that was shown a year later at the same venue, Firelight Drummer. (see related image, #23a)
 
It also relates to a larger, brighter, more complex work, War Bonnet Song, also painted about 1923. (related image, #82) In the latter oil, Jerry is posed similarly both in costume and positioning to this singular figure.