Old Tribal Chants

Artist
Joseph Henry Sharp
Date
1908
Catalogue Number
508
Medium
oil on canvas
Inscriptions

LL: J.H.SHARP.

Dimensions
29 7/16 x 35 1/2 in.
Credit Line
Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Accession Number
1974.500
Subjects
chant, drum, firelight, group

The artist; [?]; present owner

Fenn, 2007, pg. 338 lists a painting of this title and with these measurements as dating from 1908. The composition with the crowded interior grouping and the strong but hidden light source is a tighter, more glowing version of The Drummers - Crow - A Pause in the Dance of 1906, #389. The Old Tribal Chants is also closely related to two slightly larger paintings, Making Medicine of 1908 and Old Chief's Query. (related images #s271 and 107)