Sun Feather

or
Sun Flower

Artist
Joseph Henry Sharp
Date
1898
Catalogue Number
343
Medium
oil on canvas
Inscriptions

LR: COPYRIGHT 1898 / BY / J.H.SHARP.

Dimensions
13 x 10 in.
Credit Line
The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
Accession Number
913-O-540
Subjects
Pueblo, child, portrait, profile

The artist; Joseph J. Butler, Jr., Youngstown, OH, 1902; present owner by purchase, 1913

Given the style of the signature and the artist's ascribed date of 1898, this must be a Pueblo girl and probably one from Taos. This is likely one of Sharp's earliest portraits of an Indian child.