Firelight Songs

or
[Fireside Songs, Taos Indians]; Hunting Songs

Artist
Joseph Henry Sharp
Date
ca. 1925
Catalogue Number
648
Medium
oil on canvas
Inscriptions

LR: J.H.SHARP.

Verso: FIRESIDE SONGS- / TAOS INDIANS -.

On backing board in Sharp's hand: HUNTING SONGS-  DAYLIGHT AND FIRELIGHT- / C3205.

On tacking edge: FIRESIDE SONGS; ELK FOOT HUNTING SON FIRESIDE CHANTS / TAOS BAWLING DEER

Dimensions
20 1/4 x 24 1/4 in.
Credit Line
Stark Museum of Art, Orange, TX
Accession Number
31.25.32
Subjects
drum, firelight, group, interior, song

The artist; [?]; Charles O. Erbaugh Collection; [Jane Hiatt, La Fonda Art Gallery, Taos, New Mexico]; H.J. Lutcher Stark, 1954; present owner: Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, Orange, Texas, by bequest, 1965; accession to Stark Museum of Art, 1965

This is probably Sharp's Firelight Songs of 1925 exhibited that year at the Traxel Art Galleries in Cincinnati. No paintings using the title of "fireside" are found in available sales records. Jerry Elk Foot, the figure on the left is similar to a singular portrait, related image, #695.