Unknown Tsimshian Wanted for Purchase or Consignment

Traditionally, artistic production was stimulated by the complex organization of clans, secret society performances and by potlatches, which are large feasts where name, rank or hereditary privileges are claimed through dances, speeches and the distribution of property. Most Tsimshian art depicts myths, tales and the associated supernatural beings. Humans, animals, birds, and fish were also portrayed. Crests were represented through carvings and paintings on house poles, interior posts, totem poles, house fronts, beams, rafters and ceremonial entrances. The style of Tsimshian art is said to be more closely related to that of the Tlingit than to any other group on the coast. Traditional Tsimshian colours include blues, reds, yellows, blue-greens, black and white.

Historical Sale Highlights

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Old Well
Robert N. Hurley
Watercolour (9.5x14 in)
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Untitled
Edwin Holgate
watercolour (14.75x17.5 in) 1925
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Sandy Cove in Fall
Maud Lewis
Oil on Board (12x14 in) circa 1964
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Winter Harvest, Lake St. Francis, PQ
Robert Lougheed
oil (29x36 in) 1944
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Misty Morning, Pender Harbour
Walter Joseph Phillips
watercolour (14.75x21 in) 1935
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Blackfoot Indian Woman
Nicholas de Grandmaison
oil on canvas (12.5x12.5 in) 1930
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Model Pulling Back Her Hair_3215
Leo Mol
pencil (13x10 in) 1984
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Autumn, Assiniboine River 23/200
Walter Joseph Phillips
wood block prints (7x10 in) 1931
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Untitled
Marcelle Ferron
oil on panel (6x7 in) 1970
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April in the Cotswolds
Walter Joseph Phillips
colour woodcut (7x8.875 in) 1930
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