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Carved argillite plate by Charles Edenshaw depicting the sea wolf Wasgo | Donald Ellis Gallery

Plate

Charles Edenshaw (Tahayghen or Da.a xiigang, 1839-1920)
Haida
Haida Gwaii, British Columbia

ca. 1890-1910

argillite

width: 11 ⅞"

Inventory # N3015

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According Bill Holm, a renowned scholar on the work of Charles Edenshaw, this plate represents the artist at the pinnacle of his creative life, depicting the undersea monster Wasgo devouring a killer whale

PROVENANCE

Butterfield’s, San Francisco, October 30, 2001, lot 5140

RELATED EXAMPLES      

Seattle Art Museum, No. 91.1.127 – See: The Spirit Within, Brown, Rizzoli, 1995, pl. 51

British Columbia Provincial Museum, No. 15508 – See: Magic Leaves, A History of Argillite Carving, Macnair and Hoover, BC Ministry of Government Services, 1984, fig. 135

National Museum of Canada, No. VII-B-824 – See: Argillite, Art of the Haida, Drew, Hancock House Publishers, Vancouver, 1989, pg. 103