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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Squirrel Hunting
Allen Sapp
oil (24x30 in) 1968
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St. Irenee, Quebec
Frederick Grant Banting
Oil on Panel (8.5x10.5 in) 1927
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Moon Glow
Rita Letendre
oil on canvas (40x30 in) 1970
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Night Descending on Pangnirtung
William Kurelek
Mixed Media (3.5x10 in) 1975
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Christmas Sleigh Ride
Maud Lewis
Oil on Board (11.75x14 in) circa 1964
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Hauling Logs, Digby Harbour #1
Maud Lewis
Oil on Board (12x14 in) circa 1960
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Digging Seneca Roots
Allen Sapp
acrylic (30x48 in) 1969
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Horses Plowing
Maud Lewis
oil on panel (11.5x11.5 in) 1962
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Carriage
Maud Lewis
Oil on Board (8.5x12 in) circa 1955
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Late Light on Storm Islet, LOTW
Robert Genn
Acrylic (14x18 in) 2011
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