Small Graphics from the Collection of W.A. Ross McFadden

March 1217, 2022
Auction begins to close at 2:00 pm ET

Online Auction

Lot 1

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

JESSIE OONARK, O.C., R.C.A. (1906-1985)
Lot 1 Details
JESSIE OONARK, O.C., R.C.A. (1906-1985), Qamani’tuaq (Baker Lake)


stonecut and stencil
1972, 16/39
12 x 13.75 in — 30.5 x 34.9 cm

Estimate $600-$900

Realised: $840
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


Estate of W.A. Ross MacFadden, Toronto, ON


Characteristic of Oonark’s seemingly intuitive gift for visual balance, this 1972 print, I See Caribou, exhibits a delightfully off-kilter symmetry. Vibrant green U-formed arms curve upward, echoed by strangely antler-like red outcroppings, the colour of bearberry bush in which Arctic Caribou graze.


Sanavik Co-operative, Baker Lake 1973 prints/estamps, Baker Lake, N.W.T.: Canadian Arctic Producers Limited, 1973. pl. 16.


Overall very good condition.

Please contact the specialist for further condition information.


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.)

Note: Condition ratings and condition details are the subjective opinions of our specialists and should be used as a guide only. Waddington’s uses due care when preparing condition details, however, our staff are not professional restorers or conservators. Condition details and reports are not warranties and each lot is sold “as is” in accordance with the buyer’s terms and conditions of sale. In all cases the prospective purchaser is responsible for inspecting the property themselves prior to placing a bid.