Inuit Art Auction

November 22, 2016

LOT 120

Lot 120

ENNUTSIAK (1896-1967)

 ENNUTSIAK (1896-1967)
Lot 120 Details
ENNUTSIAK (1896-1967), Frobisher Bay / Iqaluit


c. 1960
3" x 3.5" x 3.75" — 7.6 x 8.9 x 9.5 cm.

Estimate $400-$600

Realised: $1,920
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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 ENNUTSIAK (1896-1967)
  •  ENNUTSIAK (1896-1967)
  •  ENNUTSIAK (1896-1967)
  •  ENNUTSIAK (1896-1967)
  •  ENNUTSIAK (1896-1967)

The Hon. W. Dan Chilcott, Q.C. Collection, Ottawa


The Inuit hunter is doing his best to keep warm while he patiently waits for a seal to breech the icy waters. Ennutsiak was the master of including the viewer in the moment. One feels the Arctic chill just looking at this subtle little work.


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LOT 120

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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