Watercolor painting

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

August 22, 1919

GUSN

GUSN-289310

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

Descriptive Terms

watercolors (paintings)
paper (fiber product)
watercolors (paintings)
Native American
Painting

Inscription

"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)

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Washington, ME, New England

Dimensions

12 1/16 x 7 7/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Susan Norton

Accession Number

1990.159.3

Places

Grand Lake Stream (Washington county, Maine)