Chief Bear in the Cloud / Joseph Henry Sharp

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Title(s): 
Chief Bear in the Cloud
Creator(s): 
Joseph Henry Sharp
Culture: 
American
Date: 
1906
Materials/Techniques: 
oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 19 3/4 x 13 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. (50.2 x 34.9 x 4.4 cm)
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, 1955
Accession No: 
0137.501
Department: 
Signed, "J.H. Sharp." in lower left; Inscribed in pencil on cardboard backing, "Chief Bear in the Cloud Crow-1906-10. Painted several of him"; Inscribed in pencil on piece of paper glued to backing, "Chief Bear in the Cloud - Crow- 1906-10 In his war regalia - later became Chief of Indian Police, with - swell outfit & shoulder straps. Big man and exacted obedience- Personally a dandy- wore four earrings in each ear, his dress always elaborate. Most proud of his police position".
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