Little Nest—Crow

Artist
Joseph Henry Sharp
Date
1906
Catalogue Number
549
Medium
oil on canvas
Inscriptions

LR: J.H.SHARP. 06.

Dimensions
12 x 17 in.
Credit Line
Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve, Bartlesville, OK
Accession Number
GRA-75
Subjects
Crow, Scout, portrait, profile

The artist; Frank Phillips, Bartlesville, OK, 1939; present owner, 1939

Little Nest was one of Custer's scouts. In a note supplied to Frank Phillips at the time of the sale of this canvas in 1939, Sharp praised such men for their braveness, "smartness and reliability." (Woolaroc archives)
 
Little Nest had at least two sittings with Sharp. Another portrait of him, dating from about the same time, is in the Gilcrease Museum collection. (see related image, #418)