Auction 2018 - Sold

Lot 236

This lot was auctioned April 7th.

Joseph H. Sharp
1859-1953
Chance Encounter
Oil on canvas
16 x 20 inches
FRAMED/BASE: 27 x 23 inches
ESTIMATE: $ 30,000 - $ 50,000
Signed lower left
Sold For: $ 26,000
Includes buyer's premium

Additional Details

In Chance Encounter, a Taos Indian speaks from the shade with two others who rest on a shadowed hillside. From their body language, Sharp suggests that they are cordial, passing the time, but the distance between them also indicates that they may not be well known to each other. As people passed through one another’s pueblos and lands, these kinds of encounters must not have been unusual. You get the feeling that they are talking to make a connection, seeing who they might know in common.
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