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drawing

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Am2006,Drg.57

  • Description

    Drawing; from a collection of three; Coast Salish grave near Victoria (Vancouver Island); on the harbour. 1859.
    Watercolour
    On the verso, graphite sketch of a dog.

  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1859
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 12.9 centimetres
    • Width: 17.9 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        signature and date
      • Inscription Position

        recto
      • Inscription Content

        W W.D August 1859
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        recto
      • Inscription Content

        Grave near Victoria on the harbour
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Content

        A grave, the old gentleman is doubled up into a sitting position a bit of reed matting put over him & then he is built in with posts logs of wood & a few stones to keep all snug? & I can assure you though they don’t smell sweet during life after death they are something beyond a stink-
        This is an unfinished sketch but you must take it as it is. [refers to a pencil outline of a dog at the back of the drawing]
      • Inscription Comment

        verso
  • Bibliography

    • Jonaitis 2006 p. 77 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition date

    2006

  • Acquisition notes

    Donated by a relation of the artist.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Am2006,Drg.57

  • Additional IDs

    • Am2006-Drg56-Twr
Drawing; from a collection of three. Coast Salish grave, probably Songhees, in Victoria harbour, Vancouver Island. The figure on the left perhaps represents a chief, and that on the right is performing an act of purification with animals, possibly minks.

Drawing; from a collection of three. Coast Salish grave, probably Songhees, in Victoria harbour, Vancouver Island. The figure on the left perhaps represents a chief, and that on the right is performing an act of purification with animals, possibly minks.

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