Glacier Park, Blackfeet Reservation, Montana

Spring Evening in the Blackfoot Country

Joseph Henry Sharp
ca. 1907
Catalogue Number
oil on fabric support

LR: J.H.SHARP. "Glacier Park, Blackfeet Reservation, Montana. / Big hotel not far from tepees on left. / Picture painted before hotel was built. J.H. Sharp. / Never showed it much / or tried to sell it. / Never painted a better mountain picture. / JHS. Aug. 1950"

Penciled on old backing board: "550" "not for sale" and "650" (crossed out)

Inked on old backing board "Plate #5" "Glacier Park - Blackfeet Res -" and "450" have been partially erased on old backing board

24 1/2 x 30 in.
Credit Line
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, IN
Accession Number
Blackfeet, Montana, landscape, reservation, spring

The artist; [?]; Harrison Eiteljorg; present owner by gift

Exhibition catalogues for Sharp are not available for the years 1902 through 1904. This work may be later than that, however, matching a title in a show at the Closson Galleries in Cincinnati, Pictures of the West, that included two Glacier area landscapes with teepees, Summer Camp in the Woods, Blackfoot Country (Record 526) and what may be this work, Spring Evening in Blackfoot Country.
A smaller, associated sketch taken later in the day and from a slightly different vantage point can be seen in related image 725.