The Sunset Dance, Taos / Joseph Henry Sharp

You may be interested in...

Title(s): 
The Sunset Dance, Taos
Creator(s): 
Joseph Henry Sharp
Culture: 
American
Date: 
1910
Materials/Techniques: 
oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 20 x 27 3/4 x 2 in. (50.8 x 70.5 x 5.1 cm)
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, 1955
Accession No: 
0137.341
Department: 
Signed, "J.H.SHARP" in lower right on recto; Inscribed in pencil on dust cover, "The Sunset Dance, Taos." and "J.H.Sharp" and "20"x24" and "Bin 11 - (2) - B.B." on verso; Inscribed on paper attached to dust cover, "Taos Pueblo Fiesta, Sept.29th & 30th Sunset Dance After solemn ceremonies in the church they parade & dance in front of each pueblo building and other points as the sun goes down- In the 1890's (and before) there were two guards with guns at the church door, who made periodical shots to keep the devil and evil spirits away- Concesssion to the church and own belief," on verso; Maker's Mark/Inscription: The Sunset Dance, Taos. J.H.Sharp, in pencil on dust cover on verso; "Taos Pueblo Fiesta, Sept.29th & 30th Sunset Dance After solemn ceremonies in the church they parade & dance in front of each pueblo building and other points as the sun goes down- In the 1890's (and before) there were two guards with guns at the church door, who made periodical shots to keep the devil and evil spirits away- Concesssion to the church and own belief," on paper attached to dust cover on verso.
Not On View

Our Online Collections site is a work in progress. If you have information about this item that may be of assistance, please contact us.