Moonlight and Firelight

or
Council Call of Crows—Moonlight and Firelight

Artist
Joseph Henry Sharp
Date
ca. 1926
Catalogue Number
517
Medium
oil on canvas
Inscriptions

LR: J.H.SHARP

Dimensions
20 x 16 in.
Credit Line
Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve, Bartlesville, OK
Accession Number
GRA-133
Subjects
firelight, moonlight, teepee

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

In Sharp's notes on this painting supplied to Frank Phillips in the early 1940s, he wrote nothing about the council call but rather focused on the warmth and healthy atmosphere of teepees in the winter. "In winter the interiors are lined with skins and blankets, 4 to 6 ft. from the ground, the teepee poles acting as the studding on our frame houses, and a small fire in center keeps them very comfortable and healthy. Until the Government began building log cabins and other houses, I never knew a case of consumption." (Woolaroc archives)