The Remarkable Journey of the Dundas CollectionBook - 2007
This stunning catalogue celebrates the remarkable return of 36 masterpieces of Tsimshian art collected in northern British Columbia more than 40 years ago.
In October 1863, Reverend Robert J. Dundas of Scotland purchased eighty "ceremonial objects" that missionary William Duncan of Old Metlakatla (near Prince Rupert) had acquired from the local Natives. The collection, including carved clubs, masks, rattles and headdresses, remained in the Dundas family until October 2006, when it was put on the block at auction in New York and sold for over $7 million.
This sumptuous book features fifty full-colour plates and four essays on these masterworks of Northwest Coast art, all honouring an extraordinary moment in Canadian cultural history.