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Little Beaver-Sioux
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31.83 | comp height: 4.375 in, comp height: 3 in, Sheet height: 13.5 in, Sheet width: 10.75 in | Little Beaver-Sioux | LLC: J.H. Sharp, Handwritten at bottom: Little Beaver - Sioux 44/227 | Credit line: Gift of Forrest Fenn | 31.83.JPG | 31.83.jpg | Indian | Print | Etching on paper | Joseph Henry Sharp (1859-1953) Little Beaver—Sioux Date unknown, reproduction of an etching on paper Gift of Forrest Fenn 31.83 | Sharp, Joseph Henry

Grasshopper
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51.86 | ca. 1900 | H: 5.25 in, width: 3.75 in | Grasshopper | Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Fenn | Signed in plate LL: JH Sharp (backwards), Scratched in back: 10 | 51.86.jpg | 51.86.JPG | Indian | Print | copper etching plate | Sharp, Joseph Henry

Wolf Ear - Sioux
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34.86 | ca. 1900 | H: 14 in, width: 11 in | Wolf Ear - Sioux | Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Fenn | Scratched in back: Wolf Ear - Sioux | 34.86.jpg | 34.86.JPG | Indian | Print | steel etching plate | Sharp, Joseph Henry

John and Jerry Ch...
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24.65 | ca. 1930 | H: 24.25 in, width: 18.25 in, Frame height: 25.625 in, Frame width: 20.625 in | John and Jerry Chanting | Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William S. Moorer. | According to Sharp's biographer, the artist was asked late in his life, "Of all the things you've done, what is it that you regret most?" Sharp, who had been deaf since childhood replied, "I never heard the beat of the drum and the whoop of the dance." | LR: J H SHARP | 24.65.JPG | Group | Indian | Painting | oil on canvas | Joseph Henry Sharp (1859–1953) John and Jerry Chanting ca. 1930, oil on canvas Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William S. Moorer According to Sharp’s biographer, the artist was asked late in his life, “Of all the things you’ve done, what is it that you regret most?” Sharp, who had been deaf since childhood, replied, “I never heard the beat of the drum and the whoop of the dance.” 24.65 | Sharp, Joseph Henry

Chief Two Moons -...
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6.61 | ca. 1900 | sight height: 14.625 in, sight width: 11.625 in, Image height: 13.875 in, Image width: 10.75 in, Frame height: 17.375 in, Frame width: 14.375 in | Chief Two Moons - Cheyenne | LR: J H Sharp; reverse - CHIEF TWO MOONS - CHEYENNE/(Monotype) | Source: (Whitney Purchase Fund) | 6.61.JPG | Other | Indian | Portrait | Print | monotype | Sharp, Joseph Henry

Sketch from Buria...
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12.61 | ca. 1902-1910 | sight height: 11.75 in, sight width: 5.625 in, Frame height: 14 in, Frame width: 7.875 in | Sketch from Burial Cortege of a Crow Chief (Indian looking left) | Whitney Purchase Fund | Source: (Whitney Purchase Fund) | 12.61.jpg | 12.61.JPG | Figure | Indian | Painting | oil on canvas | Joseph Henry Sharp (1859-1953) Sketch for Burial Cortege of a Crow Chief (Indian looking to the left) ca. 1902-1910, oil on canvas Whitney Purchase Fund, 12.61 | Sharp, Joseph Henry

Going to Trade wi...
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11.61 | 1906 | sight height: 12.5 in, sight width: 22 in, Frame height: 21.5 in, Frame width: 29 in | Going to Trade with E. A. Richardson | Whitney Purchase Fund | Sharp painted this representation of a Crow woman, dressed in an elktooth dress and mounted on an ornately outfitted horse, for the 1906 calendar printed by E.A. Richardson, the trader at Crow Agency. For this picture, Sharp adopted a style reminiscent of the Plains Indian style of figure painting, with strong outlines and a flat application of paint. | LR: J. H. Sharp | Source: (Whitney Purchase Fund) | 11.61.JPG | 11.61.jpg | Painting | watercolor on paper | Sharp, Joseph Henry

Crucita - Old Hop...
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25.65 | ca. 1920 | H: 16 in, width: 20.125 in, Frame height: 20.875 in, Frame width: 24.875 in, frame depth: 2.25 in | Crucita - Old Hopi Dress | Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William S. Moorer. | In Taos, Sharp found Indians who were willing to pose for his paintings. Crucita was his favorite female model, and she probably posed for as many as sixty-five of his paintings. | LR: J H. Sharp. | 25.65.jpg | 25.65.jpg | 25.65.web.jpg | 25.65.JPG | Indian | Painting | oil on canvas | Joseph Henry Sharp (1859-1953) Crucita - Old Hopi Dress ca. 1920, oil on canvas Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William S. Moorer When he lived in Taos, New Mexico, Sharp found many Native Americans who were willing to pose for his paintings. Crucita was one of Sharp's favorite female models, and she posed for more than sixty of his paintings. 25.65 | Sharp, Joseph Henry

Chief Red Cloud -...
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3.61 | ca. 1900 | sight height: 14.625 in, sight width: 11.5 in, Image height: 13.875 in, Image width: 10.625 in, Frame height: 17.375 in, Frame width: 14.25 in | Chief Red Cloud - Sioux | Whitney Purchase Fund | LR: J. H. Sharp; reverse CHIEF RED CLOUD -- SIOUX/(Monotype) | Source: (Whitney Fund) | 3.61.jpg | 3.61.jpg | Portrait | Indian | Other | Print | monotype | Sharp, Joseph Henry

Little Beaver
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46.86 | ca. 1900 | H: 5 in, width: 3 in | Little Beaver | Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Fenn | Scratched in back: 5 | 46.86.JPG | 46.86.jpg | Indian | Print | copper etching plate | Sharp, Joseph Henry

White Swan
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18.61 | ca. 1904 | H: 17.625 in, width: 11.75 in, Frame height: 24.5 in, Frame width: 18.375 in, frame depth: 2.5 in | White Swan | Whitney Purchase Fund | White Swan (1851 or 1852-1904) was a noted Crow warrior and an artist who recorded his battle experiences in buffalo hide paintings. A scout for Major Reno at the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876, White Swan continued scouting for the U.S. Army through 1881. | LC: J H. SHARP | White Swan was a Crow Indian, born in either 1851 or 1852 and died August 11, 1904. | Book: The Amazing Father Lindesmith: Chaplain in Indian Country by Monsignor James R. Kolp; St. Rafael Center, Canton, 2004; page 173 | 18.61.jpg | 18.61.JPG | Indian | Crow | White Swan | Painting | oil on canvas | Joseph Henry Sharp (1859–1953) White Swan ca. 1904, oil on canvas Whitney Purchase Fund A Crow warrior, White Swan served as a scout for the U.S. Army at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876. An artist himself, White Swan recorded his battle deeds in buffalo hide paintings. In addition to painting White Swan’s portrait, Sharp also included White Swan’s painted buffalo hide in several of his own compositions. 18.61 | Sharp, Joseph Henry

Spotted Elk
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42.86 | ca. 1900 | H: 8 in, width: 6 in | Spotted Elk | Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Fenn | Signed in plate LR: J.H. Sharp (backwards), Scratched in back: Spotted Elk | 42.86.jpg | 42.86.JPG | Indian | Print | copper etching plate | Joseph Henry Sharp (1859-1953) Spotted Elk– Sioux ca. 1900, copper etching plate Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Fenn 42.86 | Sharp, Joseph Henry

White Swan-Crow
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38.83 | comp height: 5 in, comp width: 3.5 in, Sheet height: 13.5 in, Sheet width: 10.75 in | White Swan-Crow | LRC: J.H. Sharp, Handwritten at bottom: White Swan - Crown 32/227 | Credit line: Gift of Forrest Fenn. White Swan was a Crow born in 1851 or 1852 and died August 11, 1904. | 38.83.jpg | 38.83.JPG | White Swan | Crow | Print | Etching on paper | Sharp, Joseph Henry

Sketch - Deer Head
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17.61 | ca. 1905 | H: 5.875 in, width: 10.625 in | Sketch - Deer Head | Whitney Purchase Fund | Source: (Whitney Purchase Fund) | 17.61.JPG | Animal | Painting | oil on canvas | Sharp, Joseph Henry

Looks On The Grou...
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32.83 | comp height: 5.125 in, comp width: 3.625 in, Sheet height: 13.5 in, Sheet width: 10.75 in | Looks On The Ground-Crow | LLC: J.H. Sharp, Handwritten at bottom: Looks on the Ground - Crow 44/227 | Credit line: Gift of Forrest Fenn | 32.83.jpg | 32.83.JPG | Indian | Print | Etching on paper | Sharp, Joseph Henry

Little Beaver
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48.86 | ca. 1900 | H: 4.5 in, width: 3 in | Little Beaver | Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Fenn | Signed on plate LL: JH Sharp (backwards) | 48.86.JPG | Print | copper etching and mezzotint plate | Joseph Henry Sharp (1859-1953) Little Beaver—Sioux ca. 1900, copper etching plate Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Fenn 48.86 | Sharp, Joseph Henry

Landscape
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14.92 | H: 7.75 in, width: 14.75 in, Frame height: 14.875 in, Frame width: 12.625 in | Landscape | Gift of W.J. (Bill) Holcombe, Bear Creek Ranch, Dubois, Wyoming | Sharp traveled extensively to Europe, the Far East, Hawaii, California and other locales. The location of the landscape depicted in this painting is not yet identified. | LLC: J. H. SHARP | This gift may not be transferred to another, with or without consideration, without first having obtained the written permission of the donor or his heirs, except to a successor in interest of all or substantially all of the interests of the donee. | 14.92.jpg | 14.92.JPG | Landscape | Painting | watercolor on paper | Sharp, Joseph Henry

Looks on the Ground
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47.86 | ca. 1900 | H: 4.5 in, width: 3 in | Looks on the Ground | Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Fenn | Signed in plate LL: JH Sharp (backwards), Scratched in back: 8 | 47.86.jpg | 47.86.JPG | Indian | Print | copper drypoint plate | Sharp, Joseph Henry

Dividing The Chie...
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1.61 | ca. 1905 | H: 27 in, width: 39.375 in, Frame height: 33.625 in, Frame width: 46.25 in | Dividing The Chief's Property | Whitney Purchase Fund | Sharp portrayed the Indian mourners in a procession that has the solemnity of ancient funerary monuments. This painting depicts the custom of giving the deceased's belongings to the mourners. | 1.61.jpg | 1.61.JPG | 1.61.jpg | Indian | Group | Painting | oil on canvas | Joseph Henry Sharp (1859–1953) Dividing The Chief’s Property ca. 1905, oil on canvas Whitney Purchase Fund Sharp closely observed Crow burial customs, and depicted their funeral rituals in many of his paintings. In this scene, Sharp shows the custom of giving the deceased’s belongings to mourners. The passing of the Crow chief and the procession of mourners symbolized the gradual disappearance of many Native American traditions. 1.61 | Cincinnati artist Joseph Henry Sharp first visited the Crow Agency in Montana in 1900. He built a cabin on the reservation in 1905 and often spent his winters there. Despite witnessing the changes to Plains Indian life affected by the reservation system, Sharp sought picturesque images that looked to the past. He painted this mourning ritual of giving the deceased’s belongings away not only as a witness to the event but also as a symbolic lament for traditional Indian customs. | Sharp, Joseph Henry

Preparing for the...
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5.74 | ca. 1922 | H: 16 in, width: 19.875 in, Frame height: 19.625 in, Frame width: 23.375 in | Preparing for the Medicine Sweat | Gift in memory of Charles Dean Cook | In a letter describing a similar painting, Sharp told of the ritual surrounding the sweat tipi. He wrote that the men "carry the hot stones in little teepees, close entrance & men strip, pour water on hot stones & have regular steam bath--then go out & jump in river or rub snow on! It is for ceremonial for cleanliness, also to help conquer col(d)s etc." | LR: J H SHARP | Restriction: Not to be sold or traded. | 5.74.JPG | 5.74.jpg | 5.74.web.jpg | Crow Reservation | tipi | Sweat lodge | Crow | Indian | Landscape | Painting | oil on canvas | Joseph Henry Sharp (1859-1953) Preparing for the Medicine Sweat ca.1922, oil on canvas Gift in memory of Charles Dean Cook Fascinated by Plains Indian traditions, Sharp painted a sweat tipi ritual. He wrote how men "…carry the hot stones in little teepees…pour water on hot stones & have regular steam bath--then go out & jump in river or rub snow on!" The sweats were for cleanliness, to remedy colds, and other purposes. 5.74 | Joseph Henry Sharp (1859–1953) Preparing for the Medicine Sweat ca. 1922, oil on canvas Gift in memory of Charles Dean Cook When he lived on the Crow Agency, Sharp observed small, dome-shaped sweat lodges. Sharp described, “A fire was built in the sweat lodge and large stones were heated. Water was poured over them to produce steam and a ‘sweat’ bath followed. When finished, the Indians ran out for a plunge in a nearby stream.” 5.74 | Sharp, Joseph Henry

Standing Deer
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52.86 | ca. 1900 | H: 4.5 in, width: 3 in | Standing Deer | Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Fenn | Signed in plate LR: JH Sharp (backwards), Scratched in back: 6 | 52.86.jpg | 52.86.JPG | Indian | Print | copper etching plate | Joseph Henry Sharp (1859-1953) Standing Deer ca. 1900, copper etching plate Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Fenn 52.86 | Sharp, Joseph Henry

Untitled
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49.86 | ca. 1900 | H: 4.375 in, width: 3 in | Untitled | Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Fenn | 49.86.JPG | 49.86.jpg | Indian | Print | copper mezzotint plate | Sharp, Joseph Henry

Crow Women
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7.61 | ca. 1905 | H: 14.125 in, width: 21.125 in, Frame height: 17.5 in, Frame width: 24.5 in | Crow Women | Whitney Purchase Fund | 7.61.jpg | 7.61.JPG | women | Crow | Painting | oil on canvas | Sharp, Joseph Henry

Wolf Ear - Sioux
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2.70 | ca. 1900 | comp height: 10.875 in, comp width: 6.75 in, Frame height: 18.125 in, Frame width: 13.375 in | Wolf Ear - Sioux | Gift of Joseph M. Roebling | LL: J H Sharp | 2.70.JPG | 2.70.jpg | Other | Indian | Portrait | Print | monotype | Joseph Henry Sharp (1859–1953) Wolf Ear—Sioux ca. 1900, reproduction of a monotype on paper Gift of Joseph M. Roebling Sharp used a steel etching plate to create a monotype—a single, unique print. Sharp painted directly on the etching plate, using many different colors. He then placed a piece of paper over the etching plate, and ran it through a printing press—transferring the colors from the plate to the paper. 2.70 | Sharp, Joseph Henry