The Sea Otter Robe #25/100
Artist: Dale DeArmond
Title: The Sea Otter Robe
Edition #: 25/100
Medium: wood engraving
Paper: Archival quality paper 9 inches x 7 ½ inches
Block size: 3 inches x 5 inches
Record of printing:
10 artist's proofs
10 pr. proofs
100 artist's edition
Hand pulled by the artist from the original end-grain maple block on an Ettan etching press at Juneau, Alaska, January, 1989.
Comment: Illustration from the book Tales from the Four Winds of the North. At least one study of this title has surfaced; it is similar in style and theme but differs in minute ways from the final print version.
Illustration for an Aleut folktale from Kodiak Island. The daughter of a great chief ran away from home with a wicked man who beat and starved her. The girl was rescued by a little old woman and taken to the sky country as a wife for her son who was a star. The girl and the star man had a star baby and all lived happily ever after.