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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Man in a Blizzard
Cornelius Krieghoff
Oil on Panel (9.375x6.75 in) 1855
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Zaparozian Cossacks
William Kurelek
oil (40x60 in) 1952
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Going To Church
Maud Lewis
Oil on Board (11.5x13.75 in) circa 1958
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Two Oxen in Winter
Maud Lewis
Oil on Panel (11.75x11.75 in) circa 1949
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Deer And Fawn 1/10
Leo Mol
Bronze (8 x8.5x4.75 in) 1971
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White Cat with Flowers
Maud Lewis
Oil on Panel (11x14 in) circa 1963
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Country Road, L
Alexander Young Jackson
oil (21x26 in) 1935
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Composition
Paul-Emile Borduas
oil on canvas (7.75x10 in) 1950
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Digby Harbour
Maud Lewis
Oil on board (12.75x13.75 in) circa 1958
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The Elm
Anne Savage
oil on panel (16x18 in) circa 1935
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