War Bonnet Song

or
[The War Bonnet Chant]; Chant to the War Bonnet; War Bonnet Chant (Firelight)

Artist
Joseph Henry Sharp
Date
ca. 1923; [1900]
Catalogue Number
82
Medium
oil on canvas
Inscriptions
LR: J.H.SHARP.
 
Inscribed on dust cover: Jerry Elk Foot-Frank-Bawling Deer (Now Ass't War Chief)-John-(Hunting Son)
 
Inscribed on card; Interior of teepee, firelight, and little twilight from teepee opening. When two or more Indians get together; and a drum is handy, it is generally war, horse raids, or love songs and hunting songs
Dimensions
34 1/4 x 40 1/4 in.
Credit Line
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK. Gift of the Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, 1955.
Accession Number
0137.326
Subjects
bonnet, chant, group, war

The artist; Thomas Gilcrease, Tulsa, OK, 1946; The Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, Tulsa, OK, 1955; present owner by gift

According to Sharp's records, this work was first exhibited in 1923 and 1924 as War Bonnet Song at Traxel's Art Gallery in Cincinnati, and then as The War Bonnet Song at The Schroeder Galleries in Pasadena, CA in 1927 at the Traxel Art Galleries. In the latter display, it was presented alongside a similar, though less rosy, composition, The War Chief's Story of the Robe. (Record 38)