In the artist’s hand, verso: “Hoseah–Navaho Indian Girl Painted at Grand Cañon. She was spinning yarn while her mother was weaving–J.H. Sharp”
You can see the scene: Hoseah sitting there, taking the stillness Sharp wants very seriously. Sharp uses this. In fact, she makes you want to smile. But a seasoned portrait painter like Sharp also knows a wonderful pair of eyes when he sees one. After her eyes and face, you notice the turquoise earrings dangling and then the silver squash blossom necklace with a spidery variation on the naja pendant, adapted from the Spanish via the Moors, to ward off the evil eye. In truth, Hoseah’s eyes might be more than a match for any demonic spirit.
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