Strikes His Enemy Pretty

or
Stone—Hat—"Bad Man"

Artist
Joseph Henry Sharp
Date
ca. 1903; [1898-1900]
Catalogue Number
492
Medium
oil on canvas
Inscriptions

LR: J.H.SHARP.

Penciled on dust cover: "Strikes His Enemy Pretty - about 1898 or 1900 young Crow Chief - Later, Agency Police & Judge for the Indians."

Dimensions
19 3/4 x 13 3/4 in.
Credit Line
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK. Gift of the Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, 1955.
Accession Number
0137.496
Subjects
Crow, hat, man, portrait

The artist; [?]; Dr. Philip G. Cole, Brooklyn, NY, 1927; Thomas Gilcrease, Tulsa, OK, 1947; The Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, Tulsa, OK; present owner by gift 1955

Given the signature style, this work was probably painted in 1903 or after.
 
Sharp's sales ledgers record the sale of this work to Cole, referred to as Stone - Hat -"Bad Man," in February 1927. (Sharp Papers)