- Joseph Henry Sharp
- ca. 1929; 
- Catalogue Number
- oil on canvas
Inscribed on paper tacked to backing: "The Great Mystery-The Indian reverence for the Great Spirit is universal. They go to the mountains to fast and pray for their 'medicine' and guidance. 'Medicine' with Indians always Spiritual."
Penciled on dust cover: "The Great Mystery-Copyright-By U.S. Printing & Lith. Co. N.Y. & Cin'ti (SPIRITUAL IN MOTIF)."
- 35 7/8 x 45 15/16 in.
- Credit Line
- Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK. Gift of the Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, 1955.
- Accession Number
The artist; Thomas Gilcrease, Tulsa, OK, 1946; The Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, Tulsa, OK, 1955; present owner by gift
This work was first displayed in December 1929 at the Traxel Art Galleries in Cincinnati under the title of The Great Mystery.