Spearing Fish; Spear Fishing—Montana
In ink on notepaper attached to dust cover: "Night 'Gigging'-(Spearing fish) I used to do this and know considerable about it. Get a thrill when an eel or water snake/ wraps around one's leg! Early night has a lot of fine subdued & tonal color, particularly if one is out quite awhile and observes. Early 1910 Much repainted 1948 J.H.Sharp."
The artist; Thomas Gilcrease, Tulsa, OK; The Thomas Gilcrease Foundation; present owner by gift, 1955