In the Studio

Artist
Joseph Henry Sharp
Date
1897
Catalogue Number
664
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
32 3/4 x 22 1/4 in.
Credit Line
Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia. Funds provided by the Winslow Anderson Endowment
Subjects
Addie, portrait, studio

The artist; [?]; present owner with funds provided by the Winslow Anderson Endowment

This painting pictures Sharp's wife Addie seated before one of the artist's paintings in his Cincinnati studio in the artist's compound known as the Ogden Building. Painted in 1897, it shows a composite of European and American western artifacts on the walls. Addie's presence in the studio feminizes the workspace in a period when his European paintings were being featured.

Photograph by Joseph Bartolomeo courtesy of Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers