Lot 163
PITSEOLAK ASHOONA (1904-1983), E7-1100, Cape Dorset

DREAM OF MOTHERHOOD, stonecut, 1969, 47/50,
24.49" x 34.49"
62.20 x 87.60
Cape Dorset

Est. $300/500
Realised: Please contact us for the value of this item
Auction Date: 10/10/2013

Provenance: From the Dr. and Mrs. Philip H. Gray Collection of Inuit Art

Note: “The dream of mother carries her child in the back of her amauti (woman’s parka). In her hand is an ulu, an all-purpose knife used by the women. Babies peaking out of the amautiit are frequent in Pitseolak’s imagery. Inuit women still carry their babies this way.” -The Inuit Print, exh. cat., from the National Museum of Man (Ottawa, ON), 1977, p. 104, pl. 48 The print’s counterpart, edition 19/50, was gifted to the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa, ON) by the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development in 1989 (cat. no. 36585 of their Permanent Collection).

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