Summer Camp Life

or
Summer Camp Light

Artist
Joseph Henry Sharp
Date
ca. 1916
Catalogue Number
631
Medium
oil on canvas
Inscriptions

LR: J.H.SHARP. On backing board in Sharp's hand: SUMMER CAMP LIFE

Dimensions
16 1/8 x 20 1/4 in.
Credit Line
Stark Museum of Art, Orange, TX
Accession Number
31.25.9
Subjects
camp, summer, teepee

The artist; [?]; [Jane Hiatt, La Fonda Art Gallery, Taos, New Mexico]; H.J. Lutcher Stark, 1956; present owner: Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, Orange, Texas, by bequest, 1965; accession to Stark Museum of Art, 1965

It is difficult to say what type of teepees are pictured in this work, but probably Crow. This work seems to feature Sharp's Blackfeet hide teepee in the foreground and a cottonwood grove that were visible from his Crow Agency studio window. It resembles another Crow teepee study made around 1916, #558.