Jerome Rose was the owner of British Columbia's Echo Bay Fishing and Hunting Lodge located on the north side of Gilford Island, at the east end of Cramer Passage, in the heart of Kwiḵwa̱sut’inux̱w Haxwa’mis First Nation. Mr. Rose's love of British Columbia, and the traditional artworks created by the Kwakwaka'wakw carvers and painters in the area, started him on his journey of collecting both vintage and contemporary First Nation carvings and silkscreen prints. The Rose Estate Collection features unique pieces commissioned directly from artists including master carver Tom D. Hunt, Trevor Hunt, Stan Wamiss, and David Mungo Knox. As well, he purchased several important vintage works from Chief Sam Johnson and Chief Donald Alfred.
Very rarely do collections of this scale and quality come through our doors. Quintana Galleries is extremely honored to have the been entrusted to find the perfect homes for these extraordinary works that were so lovingly collected.
In addition to this collection, we have taken on consignment five other important works: a Ceremonial Raven Rattle by Trevor Angus, Gitxsan, an extremely fine, antique pictorial Makah basket, and an argillite Dogfish carving by Lionel Samuels, a Model Totem Pole by Darrell LaBlanc, Haida, a Dogfish Pin/Pendant designed by Dorothy Grant, Haida, and Kwagiulth Sun Pendant by Kevin Cranmer, Kwakwaka'wakw First Nation