- Joseph Henry Sharp
- ca. 1928; 
- Catalogue Number
- oil on canvas
Transcribed on dust cover: Leaf Down-at Studio Door- To Mr. Gilcrease, with compliments of J.H. Sharp. Aug. 14th, 1948
- 22 x 18 in.
- Credit Line
- Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK. Gift of the Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, 1955.
- Accession Number
The artist; Thomas Gilcrease, Tulsa, OK, by gift, 1948; The Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, Tulsa, OK, 1955; present owner by gift
Despite the fact that inscriptions associated with this work indicate that Sharp gave this painting to Thomas Gilcrease in 1948, the style and palette do not suggest that it was painted at that time specifically for the artist's patron. Leaf Down was Crucita's daughter and Sharp began painting her in the late 1920s. This lovely oil shows her as a young woman, so it is probably dated around 1928.