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Mary Snigaroff, Aleut Indian Woman

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Mary Snigaroff, Aleut Indian Woman

20th century
305 x 221 mm (12 x 8.7 in.)

William Langdon Kihn, American, (1898–1957)

Object Type: drawing
Medium and Support: Crayon drawing on wove drawing paper
Marks: Signed in crayon, lower right: “W. Langdon Kihn 7/3/42”; inscribed, lower left: “Mary Snigaroff, Aleut Indian Woman”; inscribed on verso of original mount: “An Aleutian Islander / Atka Is Alaska. Mary Snigaroff / One of the finest basketweavers among Aleuts.”
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. 38.
Credit Line: Gift of the Bill family, 1959
Accession Number: 1959.46.38

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  • Native Alaskans
  • portraits - Representations of real individuals that are intended to capture a known or supposed likeness; for representations of fictional or mythological characters, use "figures (representations)." [March 1993 lead-in term added. April 1991 descriptor m

  • sheet Dimensions: 305 x 221 mm (12 x 8.7 in.)

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