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Joseph Henry Sharp (1859 – 1953)
Chief White Paint Mountain
oil on canvas
16 × 24 inches
22 × 30 × 1.5 inches (framed)
signed lower left

VERSO
Label, Owings-Dewey Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Label, The Rees-Jones Collection, Dallas, Texas

When asked why he painted Indians, Sharp replied, “I was always interested, even as a small boy. I guess it was Fenimore Cooper who first attracted me to the Indian. It was the romance of youth, of boyhood I suppose. But boys always did like Indians. Then when I came to know them I liked them for themselves. Perhaps they attracted me as subjects because of their important historical value as first Americans. There is something very intriguing about ‘first Americans.’ Then the color of their costumes and dances, this no less attracted me. Their color is glorious, and so belongs to them and to their country.”

PROVENANCE
Private collection, New York
Private collection, Dallas, Texas

259

Joseph Henry Sharp

1859 – 1953

Chief White Paint Mountain
oil on canvas
16 × 24 inches
22 × 30 × 1.5 inches (framed)
signed lower left
Sold at Auction: $75,000
Condition ReportSurface is in excellent condition. No signs of restoration.

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