Inuit Art Auction

May 29, 2018

LOT 80
JESSIE OONARK, O.C., R.C.A. (1906-1985)
  • JESSIE OONARK, O.C., R.C.A. (1906-1985)


JESSIE OONARK, O.C., R.C.A. (1906-1985), E2-384, Baker Lake / Qamani’tuaq


stroud, thread, embroidery floss
signed in syllabics, c. 1970
48 x 60 in — 121.9 x 152.4 cm

Estimate $25,000-$30,000

Realised: $31,200
Price Includes Buyer's Premium


The York Downs Golf and Country Club Collection of Art, Unionville, ON

For the Club’s relocation from Bathurst Street to its current location in Unionville, all new artwork was acquired.  The relocation process took place between 1968 and 1971 and the wall hangings were acquired during that time.  When the Clubhouse opened in 1971, the new art collection including paintings by top Canadian artists was put on display. This work along with lot 81 and 85 was displayed in the dining room from opening day until about 1990. 

Additional Info:

Department: Inuit and Indigenous Art
Settlement: Baker Lake, Baker Lake / Qamani’tuaq, Qamani’tuaq
Signature: Disc Number, Syllabics
Textile / Wall Hanging: Embroidery Thread, Stroud