Item PDP00586 - Bear Totem, Massett, Q.C.I.

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Bear Totem, Massett, Q.C.I.

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  • graphic material

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Q.C.I. short for Queen Charlotte Islands, now known as Haida Gwaii. Massett and Masset are interchangeable.

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Emily Carr

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  • Source of title proper: Versions of the title are found in newspaper reports at the time of acquisition, 1945.

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  • [1937] (Creation)

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Physical description

1 painting : oil on canvas; 100.3 cm x 35 cm.

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Estate of the artist, Victoria, 1945.

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The item consists of an oil on canvas painting set within a wooden frame designed by Lawren Harris affixed by the executors of Carr's estate.

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Purchased from the artist's estate by the Government of British Columbia, Victoria, 1945.


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This item is one of seven paintings purchased from the estate by the Province in 1945.
PDP00583, PDP00586, PDP00633, PDP00635, PDP00636, PDP02145, PDP002146.

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Archives code(s): PDP00586.

General note

1962. The World of Emily Carr a new exhibition of her paintings from the Newcombe Collection, Hudson's Bay Company, Victoria and Vancouver.
1977-1991. Various exhibitions at the Emily Carr Gallery, B.C. Archives, 1107 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC.
2001-2002 Emily Carr: Eccentric, Artist, Author, Genius, Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria.
2009. The Other Emily Carr. Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria.
2010. Intimate Glimpses: The Early Years of Emily Carr, Royal British Columbia Museum, Wing Sang Gallery, Vancouver, BC.

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signed Emily Carr lower left front

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  • Box: PDP00586