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Copper

Haida or Tsimshian
Northern British Columbia

ca. 1860-80

sheet copper, paint
length: 28 ¼"
width: 19 ⅛" 

Inventory # N4352

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PROVENANCE

Truman Cummings Collection Sold at auction in July, 1976 Acquired by the vendor at the Quivira Shop, Santa Fe, NM circa 1981

RELATED EXAMPLES

Donald Ellis Gallery, 2019, This copper is likely by the same hand as the copper currently on offer (N4352)

Eugene and Claire Thaw Collection, New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown, NY, Cat. No. T715 – See: Coe, Ralph T., Brydon, Sherry, Vincent, Gilbert T. (eds.) Art of the North American Indians: The Thaw Collection. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2000, pgs. 344-345, for a Haida or Tsimshian copper collected by Surrealist Wolfgang Paalen in the Queen Charlotte Islands in 1939

Brooklyn Art Museum, Cat. No. 16.749.1 – See: Brown, Steven C. Spirits of the Water: Native Art Collected On Expeditions to Alaska and British Columbia 1774 – 1910. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2000, pg. 181

Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Cat. No. 85039 –See: Maurer, Evan. Native American Heritage: A Survey of North American Indian Art. Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1977, pg. 297, pl. 459

Seattle Art Museum, Cat. No. 91.1.55 – See: Brown, Steven C. The Spirit Within. New York: Rizzoli, 1995, pg. 115, pl. 42

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