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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Fish in Net
Robert N. Hurley
tempra (13x17 in) 1950
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Smelt Fishers
Robert Pilot
oil on canvas (19.5x24 inch) 1956
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Le Coq
Jean Phillipe Dallaire
gouache (7.5x9 in) circa 1955
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On The River at Terra-Cotta
Alfred Joseph Casson
oil on panel (9.5x11.5 inch) 1934
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Westminster Cathedral
Vojtech Matousek
Oil on Canvas (16x16 in) 2012
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Untitled
Paterson Ewen
Oil on Canvas (18x59.75 in) 1955
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Blackfoot Indian Woman
Nicholas de Grandmaison
oil on canvas (12.5x12.5 in) 1930
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#17 Heirloom Tint Photo Portrait
William Kurelek
(14x16.75 in)
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Snowy Bridge with Sleigh
Maud Lewis
oil on board (12x14 in) circa 1964
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Pacific Coast
Toni Onley
acrylic (19.5x24 in) 1976
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