Judge Shorty White Grass / Joseph Henry Sharp

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Title(s): 
Judge Shorty White Grass
Creator(s): 
Joseph Henry Sharp
Culture: 
American
Date: 
1898
Materials/Techniques: 
oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall (Canvas): 18 × 12 in. (45.7 × 30.5 cm) Framed: 19 13/16 × 13 3/4 × 1 3/8 in. (50.3 × 34.9 × 3.5 cm)
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, 1955
Accession No: 
0136.492
Department: 
Signed, "J.H.Sharp." in lower left; Inscribed in pencil on notepaper glued to dust cover; "Judge Short White Grass, Blackfeet 1898- Brother of the great Chief White Calf- Proud of his place in the Police Court, and real sense of humor. One 4th of July he said to me- This is a very fine holiday, and I would like to very much if you let me have two bits to get a little fruit for my children- His children were all grown & had children of their own. I compromised on 4 bits!" on verso; Inscribed in pencil on top of frame in what appears to be Sharp's hand, "Judge Shorty White Grass-Blkft" on verso.
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