Soon-Op, Shoshone

or
[Soon Oop]

Artist
Joseph Henry Sharp
Date
ca. 1907; [1890]
Catalogue Number
300
Medium
oil on canvas
Inscriptions

LL: J.H.SHARP

On verso: Soon Oop Old War Chief Shoshone descendent of Saca taweah [sic]

Dimensions
18 x 12 in.
Credit Line
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK. Gift of the Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, 1955.
Accession Number
0137.435
Subjects
Shoshone, portrait

The artist; [?]; Dr. Philip G. Cole, Tarrytown, NY; Thomas Gilcrease, Tulsa, OK; The Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, Tulsa, OK; present owner by gift 1955

According to a letter from Sharp to Gest on 11/20/07, Sharp visited the Shoshone and Arapaho at Ft. Washakie, WY in the fall of 1907 and may have, according to some of Sharp's notes on paintings of Shoshone and Arapaho Indians, also painted there as early as 1904. (see #87)