DAC Collection Object Information
Philomene Gregoire, Montagnais, Seven Islands, Quebec,
Graphite and color crayon drawing on wove paper
Dimensions (Sheet): 387 x 293 mm (15.2 x 11.5 in.)
Signed in crayon at shoulder of portrait: W. Langdon Kihn; inscribed, lower left: PHILOMENE GREGOIRE/ MONTAGNAIS/SEVEN ISLANDS QUEBEC
Accession number: 1959.46.55
Gift of the Bill family, 1959
Provenance / Collectors' marks: Edward Lyman Bill and Raymond Bill
The image depicts “Philomene Gregoire. Age 43 years. A Montagnais Indian woman of Seven Islands, Quebec, Canada, on the north shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Typical hair-do… Cap worn is sign of high caste. The artist found her at an Indian tipi camp in the deep woods where she was felling large spruce trees with an axe” (per artist’s notes on inventory list).
Bibliography: The Edward Lyman Bill Collection of Indian Portraits and Landscapes of the Western United States by W. Langdon Kihn [catalog for exhibition June 20 – July 6, 1957] (Old Lyme, CT: Florence Griswold House, 1957), cat. no. 55.
Work Type: drawing
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