2-Antique Prints-UNALASKA-MAN-WOMAN-TRADITIONAL-ATTIRE-Laroque-Grasset-1797

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‘HOMME DE OONALASHKA. / FEMME DE OONALASHKA.’

– (Man and Woman from Unalaska.) These prints depict individuals from Unalaska, part of the Aleutian Islands. The man is holding a paddle, dressed in a waterproof gut parka with a visor hat, suggesting a marine lifestyle. The woman is adorned in Aleut clothing, with a colorful dress and fur trimmings, holding a baby in a woven basket, indicative of local craftsmanship. Both images include elements of the local geography and dwellings, providing a cultural context.

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(Man and Woman from Unalaska.) These prints depict individuals from Unalaska, part of the Aleutian Islands. The man is holding a paddle, dressed in a waterproof gut parka with a visor hat, suggesting a marine lifestyle. The woman is adorned in Aleut clothing, with a colorful dress and fur trimmings, holding a baby in a woven basket, indicative of local craftsmanship. Both images include elements of the local geography and dwellings, providing a cultural context.

Made by J. Laroque after Jacques Grasset de Saint Sauveur.

Medium: Handcoloured line and aquatint etching on hand laid paper.

Sheet size: 20.5 x 26.1 cm (8.07 x 10.28 inch). Image size: 14.7 x 20.5 cm. (5.79 x 8.07 inch).

Condition: good, given age. Paper edges a bit irregular and brownish from binding. . General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.

UNALASKA-MAN-WOMAN-TRADITIONAL-ATTIRE-PADDLE-BASKETRY-ALEUT-CULTURE | PCO-C27-16

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Costumes de Differents Pays …’ by Jacques Grasset de Saint Sauveur, c.1797.

Biography engraver: Laroque was a late 18th. C. French engraver. .

Biography artist: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur (1757-1810) was born as son of a diplomat in Montreal, Canada. He was exposed to varying cultures at an early age.

Additional information

Dimensions 26 × 20 × 1 cm

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