The Red Olla

Artist
Joseph Henry Sharp
Date
ca. 1916; [ca. 1924]
Catalogue Number
211
Medium
oil on canvas
Inscriptions

LR: J H SHARP. 

Verso on stretchers in pencil in artist's hand: "This painting should / never be varnished / J.H.Sharp. / Dec 192(4?)". 

Dimensions
16 1/3 x 20 1/4 in.
Credit Line
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Accession Number
1989.148
Subjects
Crucita, Taos, woman

The artist; [?]; [Ira Spanierman Gallery, New York, NY]; present owner by purchase, 1989, William D. Hewit Charitable Annuity Trust

According to extant sales/exhibition records, this painting was first shown as The Red Olla in November 1916 in an exhibition at the Traxel's New Gallery, then in January 1918 at the Hotel Gibson in Cincinnati and finally in the 1924 exhibition Mr. J. H. Sharp: Indian and Western Paintings in Cincinnati at the Traxel Art Galleries. It was presented a fourth time in 1925 in An Exhibition of Paintings by the Taos Society of Artists at the Young's Art Galleries, Chicago, IL.