Early Moonlight on the Little Big Horn, Montana

or
[Moonlight, Camp on the Little Big Horn—Montana]

Artist
Joseph Henry Sharp
Date
ca. 1923; [ca. 1908]
Catalogue Number
287
Medium
oil on canvas
Inscriptions

LR: J.H.SHARP.

 

On backing board in Sharp's hand: MOONLIGHT / CAMP ON THE LITTLE BIG HORN - MONT. / around 1898-1900

Dimensions
20 1/8 x 30 1/4 in.
Credit Line
Stark Museum of Art, Orange, TX
Accession Number
31.25.36
Subjects
camp, evening, firelight, river

The artist; [?]; [Joseph Sartor Galleries, Dallas, Texas]; H.J. Lutcher Stark, 1957; present owner: Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, Orange, Texas, by bequest, 1965; accession to Stark Museum of Art, 1965

There is no known recorded painting with the title Moonlight, Camp on the Little Big Horn—Montana. A painting of this scene bearing the title of Early Moonlight on the Little Bighorn, Montana and with almost the same measurements was exhibited in Cincinnati at the Traxel Art Galleries in November and December 1923. The exhibition was titled Indian Paintings and Western Landscapes and Sketches in Africa and Spain. However, this may be confused with another work with the same title (related image 269).