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Indian dance

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  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • Indian dance
  • Description

    British Columbian American Indian women with red costumes and feathered head-dresses dancing. 1951 Colour linocut from 4 blocks (yellow ochre, light cobalt blue, vermilion, red), on oriental laid tissue Ed.29/75

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1951
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 222 millimetres
    • Width: 211 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed in pencil, titled and numbered
  • Curator's comments

    This was the 1952 Presentation Print for the Society of Canadian Painter-Etchers and Engravers. It is the first print by Andrews to show Canadian subject-matter following her emigration to Vancouver Island in 1947.

  • Bibliography

    • White 45 bibliographic details
    • Coppel SA48 bibliographic details
  • Location

    British XXc Mounted Roy

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    18 February 1993

    Treatment proposal

    Flatten turnovers (don't repair pin holes), mount.(


    Paper creased at corners.

    Treatment details

    Relaxed in a chamber with damp blotters and Gore-tex and pressed to remove creases. Inserted into Secol melinex sleeve, opened on three sides and folded over to seal. Attached this edge to mount with 3M Magic Tape 810 (cellulose acetate carrier, acrylic adhesive).

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    Prints & Drawings

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