Item PDP00615 - Cedar Canim's house, Itedsu.

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Cedar Canim's house, Itedsu.

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Ada and Louisa

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Emily Carr

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  • Source of title proper: Title in Carr's hand lower left front. This work was in her studio at the time of her death, inventoried by the executors and stamped with the ink estate stamp.
  • Parallel titles and other title information: Identities of the two young girls depicted in the scene is also given in Carr's hand on lower left front as "Ada and Louisa".
  • Variations in title: Title deciphered incorrectly in 1961 and printed in Newcombe Collection catalogue, 1962 as "Cedar Cannibal House, Ucluelet" and on lithograph prints published by the Provincial Archives of British Columbia. Research in 1981 confirmed that the word cannibal was incorrect. Ucluelet (Hiiats'uu) was also used incorrectly as Carr has written Itedsu. Research information filed in documentation file.
  • Parallel titles and other title information: Carr's Idetsu is her phonetic transcription of what she heard the settlement referenced as. It is also spelled: Hiitats'uu and is located on the bay across from Ucluelet, next to the white settlement of Port Albion.

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  • 1899 (Creation)

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1 drawing: graphite on paper; 19.7 cm x 30.8 cm.

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Purchased by William Arnold Newcombe from the estate of Emily Carr, 1945.

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One graphite on paper sketch.

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Purchased by the Government of British Columbia from the estate of W.A. Newcombe, 1961.


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Archives code(s): PDP00615; Previously numbered as NC 83.

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Accession number(s): 196104-001

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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.
1991-1992. Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.
2001-2002 Emily Carr: Eccentric, Artist, Author, Genius, Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria.
2004. Emily Carr a Modern Artist. Courtenay and District Museum and Paleontology Centre, Courtenay, BC.
2010-2011. On the Edge of Nowhere. Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

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See PDP02158 for Carr's watercolour version.

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  • Box: PDP00615