Elk foot, "Jerry", Taos, New Mexico signed 'J. H. Sharp' (lower right) oil on cigar box top 8 x 6in overall: 10 3/4 x 8 3/4in
PROVENANCE: Private collection, San Francisco, California
This lot is accompanied by the April 1911 issue of Fine Arts Journal featuring Everett Carroll Maxwell's article, Genre and Figure Painters of the Southwest. Maxwell refers to Joseph Henry Sharp as America's "foremost genre painter of the present day, [who] has given the past eighteen years of his life to delineating the picturesque aboriginals of the plains and the pueblos."