Date: 1870-1885 ca
Place: Baie des Chaleurs, Québec
Source: McCord Museum of Canadian History, Montréal
Reference Number: M11441
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This is an exquisite rendering of an ocean-going canoe, with its hogged shear and incised decoration. Only one such canoe survives today, in the Museum für Volkerkunde, Vienna, Austria; and this is one of the few good illustrations of that type of craft. Note the single tiny house at painting's upper right corner.
canoes, ocean-going; bark-incising; Baie des Chaleurs; Chaleur Bay; Quebec; Québec