Quarrel for a Seal

Patrick Akovak, Inuit / Canadian, 1931 - 2006
Canadian Inuit
Central Arctic



Stonecut print on paper


Image: 15 × 20 in. (38.1 × 50.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Jane and Raphael Bernstein



Holman Eskimo Cooperative, Ulukhaktok


Place Made: Ulukhaktok, Inuvik, Canada, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area

Native American

Native American: Arctic-Central and Eastern


Not on view


Inscribed, in graphite, lower left to right: #8 Eskimo Western Arctic 1967 Quarrel for a Seal by Akovak 9/40; stamped, lower left, in red: Holman chop [ulu with the word HOLMAN]

Course History

ENVS 80, BIOL 148, Polar Science, Policy, and Ethics, Ross Virginia, Spring 2012

ENVS 80, BIOL 148, Polar Science, Policy, and Ethics, Ross Virginia, Spring 2013

NAS 30.21, Native American Art and Material, Jami Powell, Spring 2020

Studio Art 28.01, Studio Art 74.01, Printmaking II/III, Tricia Treacy, Spring 2024

Publication History

John R. Stomberg, A Legacy for Learning: The Jane and Raphael Bernstein collection; Hanover, New Hampshire, Dartmouth College, Hood Museum of Art, 2021, listed p. 99.

Published References

Holman Eskimo Graphic Art, Holman: Holman Eskimo Cooperative, 1967, catalogue no. 4.


Collected by Jane and Raphael Bernstein, Ridgewood, New Jersey, January 1, 1970; lent to present collection, 2011; given to present collection, 2013.

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