The Raven and the Big Halibut Fisherman Item Number: 2688/2 from the MOA: University of British Columbia

Description

Black and red version of the print. Depicted are: a left-facing man at the far right of the image; a right-facing raven at the far left of the image; and a vertical central halibut with its head toward the top of the image. The image itself is centred horizontally and its vertical orientation is further toward the top than the bottom of the paper. Artist name signed in pencil at lower right below image.

Narrative

According to the Bill Reid Gallery and Robert Bringhurst's book, "Solitary Raven," the print is called "The Raven and the Big Halibut Fisherman." However the print has also been referred to as "The Blind Halibut Fisherman" and the "Master Fisherman." Another MOA version of this print is labeled "An Episode in the Haida Raven Myth". There are black, black and red, and black and blue versions of the print; all the versions in the MOA collection are coloured differently.

Specific Techniques

Relief print from an engraved silver block, depicting the raven and the big halibut fisherman; printed bichrome and monochrome by Rober R. Reid, c. 1958.