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Red Fox, 2007

Qavavau Manumie
Canadian (Inuit), 1958
black felt pen and coloured pencil on buff wove paper
51 x 66.3 cm
Purchased 2010
National Gallery of Canada (no. 43073)
© Dorset Fine Arts

This whimsical depiction of a red fox, seated and smoking a pipe during a rest from travel, references a belief in a time when humans and animals could interchange form or take on each other's behaviour. While fantastical in concept, the image is naturalistically rendered and contains real information about travelling on foot in the summer, such as the sealskin pack and method of its harness.

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