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medium: Oil »
support: on canvas »
year(s): 1914 »   //  1915 »
Petawawa Gorges (Early Spring)
Winter 1914–15
Alternate titles: Early Spring; Lake, Early Spring; Northern Lake, Early Spring; Petawawa Gorges, Ice Going Out; Spring Ice, Petawawa Gorges
Oil on canvas
25 3/16 x 32 1/16 in. (63.9 x 81.5 cm)
Inscription recto: l.r., TOM THOMSON

Exhibition History

1914 RCA: Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Royal Canadian Academy of Arts Thirty-sixth Annual Exhibition, no. 190, as A Lake, Early Spring (?).
1915 Halifax: Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition, no. 181, as A Northern Lake, Early Spring (?).
1920 Sarnia (1): Sarnia Conservation Committee, Sarnia, Ontario, Canadian Pictures
1920 Thomson: Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Memorial Exhibition of Paintings by Tom Thomson, no. 30, as A Lake, Early Spring (?).
1920 Worcester: Worcester Art Museum, Mass, Paintings by the "Group of Seven" Canadian Artists, no. 27, as Early Spring.
1922 Thomson Owen Sound: no. 35, as Early Spring.
1925 Thomson: University of Toronto, Toronto, Exhibition of Tom Thomson Sketches
1941 Thomson: Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Horatio Walker - Tom Thomson, as Spring Ice, Petawawa Gorges.
1945 DPC: no. 131 (repr.) as Petawawa Gorges c. 1915.
1946 Albany: Albany Institute of History and Art, N.Y, Painting in Canada: A Selective Historical Survey, no. 49.
1949 CNE: Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario, An Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture Arranged by the Canadian National Exhibition Association and the Art Gallery of Toronto, no. 142.
1955 Thomson: National Gallery of Canada, Edmonton, Alberta, Tom Thomson Travelling Exhibition: Sketches and Painting from the National Gallery of Canada Collection
1956 Thomson: Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Tom Thomson Exhibition, 1877 - 1917, no. 2.
1957 Thomson London: London Public Library and Art Museum, London, Ontario, Tom Thomson 1877 - 1917, George Thomson 1868 -, no. 24.
1957 Thomson Windsor: Willistead Art Gallery, Windsor, Tom Thomson 1877 - 1917, no. 4.
1958 Los Angeles: National Gallery of Canada, Calif, Tom Thomson
1960 Mexico: Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno, lnstituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Arte Canadiense, no. 116.
1962 Bordeaux: Musée de Bordeaux, L'art au Canada, no. 61.
1967 NGC (1): Willistead Art Gallery, Windsor, Ontario, Canadian Painting 1850 - 1950, no. 30.
1969 MacCallum: National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, The MacCallum Bequest of Paintings by Tom Thomson and Other Canadian Painters & the Mr. and Mrs. H.R. Jackman Gift of Murals from the Late Dr. MacCallum's Cottage Painted by Some of the Members of the Group of Seven, no. 86, as 1915 (repr.).
1970 NGC: National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, The Group of Seven, no. 67, as 1916 (repr.).
1971 Thomson: Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, The Art of Tom Thomson, no. 46 (repr.).
1977 Thomson: Tom Thomson Memorial Gallery and Museum of Fine Art, Owen Sound, Ontario, The Tom Thomson Memorial Exhibition, no. 5.
1981 Tokyo: National Gallery of Canada, Twentieth Century Canadian Painting, no. 25, as 1916 (repr.).
1990 Thomson: Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Tom Thomson
1998 Algonquin: Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Algonquin Park, Ontario, Algonquin Memories: Tom Thomson in Algonquin Park, no. 14 (repr. col.).
2000 Sarnia: Gallery Lambton, Ontario, The First Exhibition of "The Sarnia Art Movement," March 1920, no.1.
2002 Thomson: National Gallery of Canada; Art Gallery of Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario, Tom Thomson, no. 36 (repr. col.).
2004 St. Petersburg: Art Gallery of Ontario, Tom Thomson, no. 18.

Published References

Hubbard 1960b: National Gallery of Canada, Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture, p. 311 (repr.) as 1915.
Hubbard 1962: The Gallery of Canadian Art, 2 Tom Thomson, pp. 10, fig. 17 (repr.) as Petawawa Gorges, Ice Going Out.
Hubbard 1963: The Development of Canadian Art, (repr. back cover).
Reid 1969: The MacCallum Bequest of Paintings by Tom Thomson and Other Canadian Painters & the Mr. and Mrs. HR. Jackman Gift of the Murals from the Late Dr. MacCallum's Cottage Painted by Some Members of the Group of Seven, pp. 48, 51 (repr.).
Reid 1970: The Group of Seven, pp. 100–101, 103 as 1916 (repr.).
Murray 1971: The Art of Tom Thomson, pp. 36, 73 (repr.).
Reid 1973: A Concise History of Canadian Painting, p. 145 (repr.) as 1916.
Smith, G 1974: Norman Gurd and the Group of 7: A History of the Sarnia Art Movement, p. 5.
Reid 1975: Tom Thomson: The Jack Pine, p. 23 as 1916–17.
Town & Silcox 1977: Tom Thomson: The Silence and the Storm, pp. 28–29, 73 (repr. col.).
Town 1977a: "Tom's Work," p. 178.
Laing 1979: Memoirs of an Art Dealer, p. 70.
Boulet 1982: The Canadian Earth: Landscape Paintings by the Group of Seven, pp. 200–201 (repr. col.).
Masson 1982: "Le Sentiment de la Profindeur dans la peinture et au cinema," p. 77 (repr.).
Thom 1990: Tom Thomson
Reid and Hill 2002: Tom Thomson, pp. 125, 128–30, 148, 149, 189 (repr. col.), 314.
King 2010: Defiant Spirits: The Modernist Revolution of the Group of Seven, pp. 132, 210.
Record last updated March 3, 2016. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.