Chief Running Rabbit / Joseph Henry Sharp

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Title(s): 
Chief Running Rabbit
Creator(s): 
Joseph Henry Sharp
Culture: 
American
Date: 
1904
Materials/Techniques: 
oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall (Canvas): 18 × 12 in. (45.7 × 30.5 cm) Framed: 20 13/16 × 14 7/8 × 1 7/8 in. (52.9 × 37.8 × 4.8 cm)
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, 1955
Accession No: 
0137.423
Department: 
Signed, "J.H.Sharp." in lower left; Inscribed in pencil on dust cover, "1904 Chief Running Rabbit Blackfeet" on verso; Inscribed on paper attached to dust cover, "Blackfeet were Sun Worshipers- In his teepee one day, we saw the priest go by- Running Rabbit said:- There goes the black robe, a very fine man. They tell me there are many conflicting religions- As for me, see that sun? It brings the rains, it makes the grass grow- it keeps me warm, I feel (underlined) it.," on verso.
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