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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


Donald Ellis Gallery catalogue, 2011, pg. 61


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

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