Strong Left Hand

Artist
Joseph Henry Sharp
Date
1900
Catalogue Number
248
Medium
oil on paperboard
Inscriptions

LL: J.H.SHARP. / LAME DEER. MONT; UR: STRONG LEFT HAND. / CHEYENNE.

Dimensions
13 3/4 x 9 1/2 in.
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Accession Number
1985.66.209,413
Subjects

The artist; present owner by purchase, 1901

This portrait, when first exhibited at the Cincinnati Museum in 1900, carried the subtitle of "Noted warrior and hunter,- killed two buffalo with one arrow." The painting later was shown at the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC. A second, possibly slightly later portrait of this man is in the Gilcrease Museum collection. (related image, #442)