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Drawing
Museum of Anthropology at UBC

during 1969
Object > Artwork
Related School
St. Michael's (BC)
Creators and Contributors
Robert Ryan, Charles Joseph
Culture
Northwest Coast
Place Made
Alert Bay, British Columbia
Description
Two separate drawings of left facing profile seals on vertically rectangular, grey-white paper pieces glued to a horizontally rectangular, yellow cardboard covered with plastic. Drawing on the left is outlined in black crayon with details in pencil and light yellow and red crayon. The circular grey eye with a yellow line around the top is outlined by a tapering oval. There is a grey w-shape behind the eye and a split u behind the open red mouth with teeth and yellow shapes above. The neck has two grey u forms that are yellow with grey vertical dashes within. There is an upside down grey split u below the neck. The back has a face with petal-like yellow protrusions all around. There is a face at the end of the tail. Pencil inscription at the bottom right reads 'Robert Ryan Seal age - 8'. Drawing on the right is drawn in pencil with pencil and bright yellow and red pencil crayon details. The arch-like grey eye is outlined by a tapering oval. There are two u forms behind the eye and a s-shape behind the open red mouth with teeth and yellow shapes above. The neck has two grey u forms that are yellow with grey vertical dashes within. There is an upside down grey split u below the neck. The back has a face with petal-like yellow protrusions all around. There is a face at the end of the tail. Pencil inscription across the bottom edge reads 'Happy holidays to the staff from Grade III for the staff age - 9 Seal(,) Charlie'.

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 a local television station.

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Repository Object Identifier
Nb3.1433
Display Measurements
overall: 56.0 cm x 71.3 cm x 0.2 cm
Materials and Techniques
glued, drawn
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