Inuit Art Auction

June 01, 2015

LOT 99

Lot 99


Lot 99 Details
WILLIAM NOAH (1943-), E2-391, Baker Lake


stonecut and stencil
1970, 22/40
26.5" x 20.5" — 67.3 x 52.1 cm.

Estimate $3,000-$5,000

Realised: $7,800
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


“An officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, with stripes on his shoulder, is portrayed as a Wolf Man. Transformation of humans and animals was not an uncommon event among the Eskimos, but this member of the force, which was one of the first outside agencies in the north, seems to be associated with a particular animal. Apparently, policemen were actually referred to in the Eskimo language as wolf men.”

Jean Blodgett, Eskimo Narrative, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1979, pg, 42, pl. 53

Image also appears on the front cover of this exhibition catalogue.

Image was used as the cover for the Baker Lake annual graphics catalogue for the 1971 release.


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LOT 99

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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