Watching the Medicine Man

Artist
Joseph Henry Sharp
Date
ca. 1912
Catalogue Number
663
Medium
oil on canvas
Inscriptions

LR: J.H.SHARP.

On backing board: Watching the Medicine Man

Dimensions
16 1/8 x 20 1/8 in.
Credit Line
Stark Museum of Art, Orange, TX
Accession Number
31.25.46
Subjects
ceremony, firelight, interior

The artist; [?]; [Jane Hiatt, La Fonda Art Gallery, Taos, New Mexico]; H.J. Lutcher Stark, 1955; H.J. Lutcher Stark Estate; present owner: Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, Orange, Texas, by bequest, 1965; accession to Stark Museum of Art, 1965

There are no known records for exhibitions in the early teens except for 1912. The drawing, cool lighting, and interior setting of this painting, Watching the Medicine Man, however, resemble works in that 1912 exhibition at the University Club in Cincinnati, and this work probably dates from that period.  It has hints of The Malcontents that was included prominently in the University Club show. (related image, #513)