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

March 1217, 2022
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Lot 3

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

JESSIE OONARK, O.C., R.C.A. (1906-1985)
Lot 3 Details
JESSIE OONARK, O.C., R.C.A. (1906-1985), Qamani’tuaq (Baker Lake)


1971, 17/43
10.75 x 18 in — 27.3 x 45.7 cm

Estimate $1,000-$1,500

Realised: $780
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


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


A strikingly restrained image, Young Woman by Jessie Oonark depicts an Inuk girl dressed in finery, with her bright eyes and smile at the centre of the composition. The image, chosen to represent the 1971-72 release of prints from Qamani'tuaq (Baker Lake), was depicted on the cover of the 1972 catalogue that included such iconic works as Shaman by William Noah, and Family by Luke Anguhadluq.


Sanavik Co-operative, Baker Lake 1972 prints/estamps, Baker Lake, N.W.T.: Canadian Arctic Producers Limited, 1972. pl. 1.


Mat burn around perimeter, minor hinge tape remnant on verso. Overall very good condition.

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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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