Jerry with Apache Bow and Arrows

or
[Testing the Shaft]

Artist
Joseph Henry Sharp
Date
ca. 1921; [ca. 1920]
Catalogue Number
705
Medium
oil on canvas
Inscriptions

LR: J.H.SHARP.

Dimensions
25 x 30 1/4 in.
Credit Line
Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME
Accession Number
2013.262
Subjects
fireplace, interior, man, portrait

The artist; [?]; The Lunder Collection; present owner

There are no known works with the title Testing the Shaft. The closest match in terms of theme, color palette and lighting intensity is a painting titled Jerry, with Apache Bow and Arrows that was first exhibited in 1921 at the Hotel Gibson galleries in Cincinnati at a show titled Indian Paintings. It was exhibited along with a larger, more complex work titled Making Sweet Grass Medicine that shares much of the tone and quietude of this canvas. (see related image, #244)