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A Chinook Lodge

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A Chinook Lodge

Artist: Paul Kane (Canadian, 1810 - 1871)

Date: c. 1846-1847
Medium: watercolor and pencil on paper
5 1/8 x 7 1/4 inches (13 x 18.4 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Inscribed: 69 (reverse in red ink); 65 PK / 1922 / 159 (reverse); 49. (upper left); a Chinuck lodge / not blackfoot (upper left); 58. (lower right); Indian of Blackfoot Lodge (lower left)
Credit Line: Bequest of H.J. Lutcher Stark, 1965
Object number: 31.78.41
Catalogue Raisonne: IV 424
WWC-Western Watercolor: wwc41
Accession Number: 1965.2.861
Label Text:“ the villages [the Chinook Indians] build permanent huts of split cedar boards… round the interior are erected sleeping places, one above another, something like the berths in a vessel, but larger.” Kane, Wanderings, chapter XII

Provenance: Artist; by descent to his grandson, Paul Kane III [1889-1958], Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; purchased September 17, 1957 through (Edward Eberstadt & Sons, New York, New York) by H.J. Lutcher Stark [1887-1965]; bequeathed September 2, 1965 to the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; accessioned to the Stark Museum of Art
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