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Judge Skunk / Joseph Henry Sharp

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Title(s): 
Judge Skunk
Creator(s): 
Joseph Henry Sharp (Artist)
Culture: 
American
Date: 
1898 - 1899
Materials/Techniques: 
oil on canvas
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, 1955
Accession No: 
0136.433
Previous Number(s): 
662; 11480
Department: 
Signed, "J.H.Sharp" in lower right; Inscribed on paper attached to dust cover, Judge Skunk - Gros Ventre, in pencil on dust cover; Judge Skunk- 1898-9 Gros Ventre- The Indian name for Skunk was more refined, and they wore the skins in ceremonial/ dances. He was a Chief before being elevated to Judge of the Indian Court - with police chief a position greatly appreciated" on verso.
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