Antonio Gomez / Joseph Henry Sharp

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Title(s): 
Antonio Gomez
Creator(s): 
Joseph Henry Sharp
Culture: 
American
Date: 
1908
Materials/Techniques: 
oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 20 7/8 x 14 7/8 x 1 3/4 in. (53 x 37.8 x 4.4 cm)
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, 1955
Accession No: 
0137.491
Department: 
Signed, "J.H.Sharp. 06" in lower left; Inscribed in pencil on cardboard backing, "Antonio Gomez-1908 (Standing Buffalo); Inscribed on note paper glued to backing, "Antonio Gomez (Standing Buffalo) The first Indian to introduce "peyote" in Taos. They claim its use is a religious ceremonial, giving visions and guidance from the unknown. His son is now head of that klan. Antonio was a prominent Indian of Taos".
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