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Skidegate, 1912
oil on paperboard
64.6 cm x 30.5 cm
Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Emily Carr Trust
VAG 42.3.74
Photo: Trevor Mills, Vancouver Art Gallery
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On the whitewashed underside of the roof shingles of my attic room I painted two immense totemic Indian Eagles. Their outstretched wings covered the entire ceiling. They were brave birds, powerful of beak and talon. Their plumage was indicated in the Indian way a few carefully studied feathers painted on wing, breast, and tail gave the impression that the bird was fully plumed.

Growing Pains: The Autobiography of Emily Carr 1946

PERIOD / STYLE: Modernism and Late Totems (1927-1932)

INSCRIPTIONS RECTO (FRONT): Signature: M. Emily Carr


1999 - 2000 To The Totem Forests: Emily Carr and Contemporaries Interpret Coastal Villages organized by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria travelling to the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Kamloops Art Gallery


Dominion Gallery, Montreal
Purchased by Private Collection, Edmonton, 1944
By descent to Frances Plaunt-Hall
Gift of Mrs. Frances Plaunt-Hall to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1980

LOCATION: Haida Gwaii map