Item PDP00609 - Terrible Totem, Koskimo

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Terrible Totem, Koskimo

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Koskimo written in Newcombe's handwriting on verso.

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Emily Carr

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  • Statements of responsibility: Signed Emily Carr lower left front.
  • Statements of responsibility: The title seems to be created in 1962. Title in place as early as 1961 and created by Flora Hamilton Burns for Provincial Archives of BC based on location information provided by Newcombe in his annotation on verso, "Koskimo". See Newcombe Collection catalogue, 1962.

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  • [1930] (Creation)

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1 watercolour: watercolour and graphite on paper; 36.9 cm x 26.8 cm.

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Purchased by or given by Carr to William Arnold Newcombe.

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One watercolour on paper painting.

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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): PDP00609; Previously numbered as NC 62.

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Accession number(s): 196104-001

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  1. 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.
  2. Emily Carr, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.
    1991-1992. Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.
    2001-2002 Emily Carr: Eccentric, Artist, Author, Genius, Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria.
    2006-2008. Emily Carr: New Perspectives on a Canadian Icon collaboration between the Vancouver Art Gallery and the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa travelling to the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and the Glenbow Museum, Calgary.
    2014-2015. From the Forest to the Sea. Emily Carr in British Columbia. Collaboration between the Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, UK and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario.

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