AUCTION 2024 - AUGUST ONLINE,

LOT 257

Joseph Henry Sharp

1859-1953

Plum Blossoms

MEDIUM: Oil on board

DIMENSIONS: 10 x 14 inches

ESTIMATE: $12,000.00 - $18,000.00

Signed lower right

Description from the artist verso

SHIPPING DIMENSIONS: 16 x 20 inches

Additional Information

On the back of this painting, Joseph Henry Sharp has written: “Wild Plum Blossoms, Apr, Taos Mountains, New Mex. The Indians live at the base of the mountain, about 3-4 miles from our home in the village of Taos. Wild plum blossoms and flowers all the way in the Spring - dust in the Summer!" Sharp was obviously taken by the scene and his excitement for the blossoms and the nearby Taos pueblo is evident in his writing. Sharp was not only the first of the Taos founders to head West but was one of the first Caucasian artists to visit New Mexico when he arrived in Santa Fe in 1883, It was Sharp who, while studying at the Academie Julian in Paris from 1895-1896, met Ernest Blumenschein and Bert Geer Phillips and told them to head to Taos to find something “authentically American.” President Theodore Roosevelt had a studio built for Sharp at the Custer Battlefield site and, in 1912, he moved to Taos full time.

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