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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Sharp, Joseph Henry 115
Descriptions
oil on canvas 335
Names
Painting 860
Subjects
Portrait 154 Indian 729 Other 266
Date:
1906
Dimensions:
H: 17.75 in, width: 11.875 in, Frame height: 24.625 in, Frame width: 18.375 in
Title:
Strikes His Enemy Pretty
Credit Line:
Whitney Purchase Fund
Gloss:
Sharp's original interest in the Plains Indians was to portray the old warriors who were famous for having participated in the Indian Wars, particularly in the Battle of the Little Bighorn. He also painted younger members of the tribes. Called by Sharp "a prominent young Crow," Strikes His Enemy Pretty served as a model for a number of the artist's paintings.
Inscription:
LL: J. H. SHARP. 06.
Remarks:
Source: (Whitney Purchase Fund)
Accession Number:
21.61

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Cody Firearms Museum.
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