Hand

Artist
Joseph Henry Sharp
Date
ca. 1900
Catalogue Number
242
Medium
oil on canvas
Inscriptions

LR: J.H.SHARP. / PINE RIDGE

 

UR: HAND. / SIOUX.

Dimensions
18 x 12 in.
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Accession Number
1985.66.209.421
Subjects
Sioux, Wounded Knee, portrait

The artist; present owner by purchase, 1901

This portrait of a Sioux man, known for surviving the Wounded Knee Massacre, was exhibited along with three other versions at the Cincinnati Museum in 1900 and at the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC in 1901. It was purchased by the Smithsonian from the latter show.
 
Two other versions of Hand were produced in 1900. See #s 156 and 409.