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A-chis-a-lay or "Call of the Wind"

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A-chis-a-lay or "Call of the Wind"

Artist: Paul Kane (Canadian, 1810 - 1871)

Date: 1846
Medium: watercolor and pencil on paper
Dimensions:
7 x 4 15/16 inches (17.8 x 12.5 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Inscribed: 216. (reverse in red ink); 57 PK / 1922 / No 93 / A-cher-a-lay, Call of the Wind / of the As-ick-ana tribe of Pease / river, Called by Mr. A M kenzie/Carrier Indians (reverse); N. 21. (upper left); 111 (lower right)
Credit Line: Bequest of H.J. Lutcher Stark, 1965
Object number: 31.78.135
Accession Number: 1965.2.955
Catalogue Raisonne: IV 252
PWC-Prairie Watercolors: pwc24
Label Text:This portrait was probably sketched at Jasper House. Kane identified the subject in his Portrait Log: "A-Chis-a-lay. The Call of the Wind. The As-ick-an-a tribe from Peace River, called by Sir A. Mackenzie the Carriers (for carrying great burthens on their backs having no beasts of burthen to substitute). Then teeth are worn down by eating dried salmon, his food being full of sand."
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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  • Jasper Lake