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Pitseolak Ashoona, O.C., R.C.A.


PITSEOLAK ASHOONA (1904-1983), E7-1100, Cape Dorset
DREAM OF MOTHERHOOD, stonecut, 1969, 47/50, unframed, 24.5" x 34.5" — 62.2 x 87.6 cm.

Est. $300/500

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).

Auction Results

Auction Date Auction House Lot # Low Est High Est Sold Price
2013-10-10 Waddington's 163 300 500 324.00

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