- Joseph Henry Sharp
- ca. 1929; 
- Catalogue Number
- oil on canvas
Penciled on verso: "The Races-Taos Pueblo Fiesta Sept 30th"
Penciled and glued to dust dover: Taos Pueblo Fiesta Sept. 30th The races between the two clans. The track several hundred yards with the rival groups at each side. Runners start at each end, several going at same time and kept up until all runners have competed. How they keep account and know who won is a puzzle! The Chief is touching up the legs of a runner to give him speed."
- 19 3/4 x 16 3/4 in.
- Credit Line
- Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK. Gift of the Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, 1955.
- Accession Number
The artist; [?]; Dr. Philip G. Cole, Tarrytown, NY; Thomas Gilcrease, Tulsa, OK, 1947; The Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, Tulsa, OK; present owner by gift 1955
This painting, under the title of Fiesta Races— aos Pueblo, is thought to have appeared for the first time in an exhibition titled Indian Paintings, Western Landscapes and Flowers at Cincinnati's Traxel Art Galleries in 1929. It may have been the last time Sharp showed there as the gallery went bankrupt during the depression.