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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March Sun
Alexander Young Jackson
Oil on Panel (8x10.5 in) 1922
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Journey
Lionel LeMoine Fitzgerald
Oil on Canvas (7.5x8 in) 1953
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Ladder to the Loft of the House, mid-19th century
William Kurelek
pen & ink (23x14.5 in) 1977
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Young Girl With Bonnet
James Wilson Morrice
pencil drawing (4x6 in) 1906
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The Old Canadian Pioneer
Marc Aurele de Foy Suzor-Cote
bronze (15.75x9.25x17.5 in) 1912
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Eastern Township
Frederick Brigden
oil on panel (12x16 inch)
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Summer Oxen
Maud Lewis
Oil on board (12.5x12.5 in) circa 1962
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Smelt Fishers
Robert Pilot
oil on canvas (19.5x24 inch) 1956
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Hauling Logs Coastal View
Maud Lewis
Oil on Board (11.5x12.5 in) circa 1965
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Husky Dog
Leo Mol
Porcelain (3.25x5.5x3.5 in) 1960
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