Copper Joe

copper_joe wood engraving

TITLE: Copper Joe
ARTIST: John Steins
MEDIUM: Wood Engraving
IMAGE SIZE: 4 x 4 in
PAPER SIZE: 8 x 11 in
PAPER: Japanese Goyu
OTHER MARKS: signed, titled in pencil by John Steins

NARRATIVE:

A companion engraving to Eliza, Copper Joe was a First Nations old-timer who spent his life in Fort Selkirk near the Pelly and Yukon rivers. He managed copper deposits found there for trade with other indigenous peoples early in the last century. Paper and deckle are for illustration purposes.

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