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Totem Poles, Gitsegukla, 1927

Edwin Holgate
Canadian, 1892 - 1977
oil on canvas
80.9 x 81.1 cm
Purchased 1939
National Gallery of Canada (no. 4426)
© Estate of Edwin Holgate, Jonathan Rittenhouse, executor

Kitsegukla is a Gitksan village on the upper Skeena River, B.C.
Emily Carr sketched in the village of Gitsegukla in 1912, and Edwin Holgate, in 1926. Carr depicted the village's poles from a distance while Holgate pushed them into the foreground, framing but also somewhat obscuring the view of the village and distant landscape.

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