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Watercolor painting

Description

Watercolor rendering of a birch bark canoe back. Brown and beige, bird and elk on top, J-R in center, and deer with antlers in profile on bottom. Attributed to Tomah Joseph by donor but may be the work of fellow Passamaquoddy birch bark artist John Snow based on similar examples at the Abbe Museum and Maine State Museum.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
August 22, 1919
Inscriptions
"Copy of Birchbark Backboard made by Tomah Joe / for Mr. J. Rose and now in the possession of Mr. W. Rose / S. Norton fecit. August 22, 1919. Grand Lake Stream." (handwritten)
Location of origin
Washington, ME, New England
Material
paper (fiber product)
watercolors (paintings)
Object type
Art
Places
Grand Lake Stream (Washington county, Maine)
Descriptive terms
Native American
Painting
paper (fiber product)
watercolors (paintings)
Dimensions
12 1/16 x 7 7/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1990.159.3
Credit Line
Bequest of Susan Norton
GUSN
289310

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