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Night Gigging / Joseph Henry Sharp

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Title(s): 
Night Gigging; Spear
Creator(s): 
Joseph Henry Sharp
Culture: 
American
Date: 
1910
Materials/Techniques: 
oil on canvas
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, 1955
Accession No: 
0137.330
Previous Number(s): 
1067; 33189
Department: 
Signed, "J.H.Sharp." in lower right; Inscribed in ink on a notepaper attached to dust cover, "Night 'Gigging'-(Spearing fish) I used to do this and know considerable about it. Get a thrill when an eel or water snake/ wraps around one's leg! Early night has a lot of fine subdued & tonal color, particularly if one is out quite awhile and observes. Early 1910 Much repainted 1948 J.H.Sharp" on verso.
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