Artist Kwakiutl, Native American
Title
  • Whale Design House Board
Date 19th century
Medium paint on hewn cedar plank
Dimensions Overall: 24 × 18 feet 9 7/8 inches × 1 inches (61 cm × 5 m 73.7 cm × 2.5 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, William H. Murphy Fund
Accession Number 57.60
Department Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas
On View Native American S130, Level 1 (see map)
ca. 1893, collected by George Hunt, a Kwakiutl, for the Chicago World's Fair of 1893;
ca. 1894, presented to the Field Museum (Chicago, Illinois, USA);
sold or traded to the Denver Art Museum (Denver Colorado, USA).
(Carlebach Gallery, New York, New York, USA, no. 22963);
1957-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Yakutat South Indian Art of the Northwest Coast. Exh. cat., Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, 1964, pp. 44-45, no. 90 (ill.) (misidentified as 56.70).