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Accession Number:
7.75
Makers
Sharp, Joseph Henry
Descriptions
oil on canvas
Names
Painting
Subjects
bow and arrow, Indian, child, son, Group, father
Date:
ca. 1912
Dimensions:
sight height: 44.5 in, sight width: 59.375 in, Frame height: 55.375 in, Frame width: 70.25 in, frame depth: 4 in
Title:
The Broken Bow
Credit Line:
Museum Purchase
Gloss:
In Montana Sharp lived in a log cabin; in New Mexico he lived in an adobe house and used an abandoned chapel for his studio. He probably painted this work in his Taos studio but posed his models wearing Plains Indian clothing. Sharp's Montana cabin has been moved to the museum's grounds and can be seen in the garden between the Whitney Gallery and the Cody Firearms Museum.
Inscription:
LL: J.H. Sharp
Remarks:
Acoustiguide. Title written in pencil

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