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A wooden Tlingit paintbrush with painted mammal head, possibly of a wolf | Donald Ellis Gallery

Paint Brush

Southeast Alaska

ca. 1840-60

wood, paint, vegetal fiber

width: 9 ½"

Inventory # CN3718



John Welsch, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Donald Ellis Gallery, Dundas, ON
Private collection, St. Louis, MO


Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa, Nos. CMC VII-B-1021 VII-B-1022 and VII-B-1024 – See: MacDonald, George, F.  Haida Art. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1996, pgs. 30 – 31

Provincial Museum, Victoria, BC – See: Hawthorn, Audrey. People of the Potlatch: Native Arts and Culture of the Pacific Northwest. Vancouver Art Gallery: Vancouver, 1956, pl. 41

Museum fur Anthropologie und Ethnographie der Russischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, St. Petersburg, Russia, No. 2448-28 – See: Rickenbach, Judith. Tlingit: Alte Indianische Kunst Aus Alaska. Zurich: Museum Rietberg, 2001, pg. 219, pl. 91