In the same interview cited in Lot 59, Pudlo informed, “I have done quite a few musk-oxen. That could only be the thing I have drawn over and over again. It could be that I am amazed by that kind of animal . Marie Routledge explains that Pudlo first encountered musk-oxen while travelling abroad the C.D. Howe, after the artist’s sojourn to Hamilton. After experiencing engine trouble, the ship stopped in northern Quebec at Kuujjuaq. Routledge writes, “it was probably on the basis of this sight that Pudlo drew the musk-ox featured in his 1963 print, Musk Ox Trappers” .
1. Marion E. Jackson, “Unedited Transcripts of of Interviews with Pudlo Pudlat, Conducted in Cape Dorset, N.W.T. May - July 1978” and “March - June 1979,” On file in the Documentation Centre, Inuit Art Section, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Hull, QC, as cited in Marie Routledge, Pudlo: Thirty Years of Drawing, [Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1990], p. 24, footnote 39.
2. Marie Routledge & Marion Jackson, Pudlo: Thirty Years of Drawing, [Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1990], p. 24