Chief Rocky Bear / Joseph Henry Sharp

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Title(s): 
Chief Rocky Bear
Creator(s): 
Joseph Henry Sharp
Culture: 
American
Date: 
1898 - 1900
Materials/Techniques: 
oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 20 5/8 x 14 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (52.4 x 36.8 x 3.8 cm)
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, 1955
Accession No: 
0137.488
Department: 
Signed, "J.H.Sharp. Pine Ridge" in lower left; Inscribed in red paint, "Chief Rocky Bear. Sioux" in upper right; Inscribed in pencil on dust cover, "Chief Rocky Bear 1898-1900 Sioux; Inscribed in pencil on notepaper glued to dust cover, "Chief Rocky Bear-Sioux Pine Ridge, Dakota-1898-1900 Contemporary with Crazy Horse, Rain In The Face & other great chiefs of Custer fame. His facial character explains his strength- Red feather denotes enemies killed in honorary battle. They did not know what murder meant.".
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