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Two Eskimo Women at Iglookik. Untitled sepia - PARRY/LYON]. Original Sepia Wash - 1824. 
London. 1824, - titled Group of Esikmaux at Iglookik, and Groupe of Eskimaux. 17x 17.7cm, Initialed "E.B"., perhaps for Edward Bird who was mate of the "Hecla" under the command of Lyon on the 1821-23 voyage. However, this is speculative as no artwork of Bird is known. Another possibility is that it was an in-house production for the publisher notwithstanding that it is superior in execution to the Finden's engravings for Lyon's works. In this depiction the stern appearance of the hooded woman on the left has a gentler expression than that of Lyon's drawing and the one on the right has a more pensive, rather than a blank expression. Whatever the authorship and provenance, it is a fine 19th century native Arctic sepia wash drawing
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