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Fish Houses, Columbia River

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Fish Houses, Columbia River

Artist: Paul Kane (Canadian, 1810 - 1871)

Date: 1847
Medium: watercolor and pencil on paper
Dimensions:
5 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches (14 x 23.8 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Inscribed: 191. (reverse in red ink); 96 PK/1922/Fish houses (reverse in black ink); 114. (upper left); 173 (lower right); Fish Houses B Columbia (lower left in black ink)
Credit Line: Bequest of H.J. Lutcher Stark, 1965
Object number: 31.78.60
WWC-Western Watercolor: wwc60
Catalogue Raisonne: IV 308
Accession Number: 1965.2.880
Label Text:"The lodges are formed of mats of rushes stretched on poles. A flooring is made of sticks, raised three or four feet from the ground, leaving the space beneath it entirely open, and forming a cool, airy, and shady place, in which to hang their salmon to dry." Kane, Wanderings, Chapter XX
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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  • Columbia River