Museum of Anthropology at UBC

during 1969
Object > Artwork
Related School
St. Michael's (BC)
Creators and Contributors
Robert King
Place Made
Alert Bay, British Columbia
Left facing white and black profile whale with a slightly open mouth. Band of u forms along the top of the head above the eye. Slightly split u's in the dorsal fin and a series of s-shapes in the body above a row of various shapes. Face in tail flukes. Printed at the bottom left, there reads 'Robert King age - 10'. The drawing is on a horizontally rectangular, white paper piece that is glued to black cardboard covered with clear plastic.

From a collection of Northwest Coast inspired artwork produced by First Nations children at the Alert Bay Residential School during the 1968 to 1969 school year. The works were also part of an exhibition of student drawings, displayed at the Charles Sanderson Library in Toronto during 1970. They were also featured briefly by one of the local television stations.

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Repository Object Identifier
Display Measurements
overall: 45.5 cm x 60.3 cm x 0.2 cm
Materials and Techniques
painted, drawn


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