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medium: Oil »
support: on wood panel »
year(s): 1915 »
Summer 1915
Alternate titles: Sunset II
Oil on wood panel
8 3/8 x 10 1/2 in. (21.3 x 26.7 cm)
Inscription recto: l.r., estate stamp Inscription verso: c., estate stamp; u.l., in graphite, Sunset; in graphite, u.r.q., Reserved – Mackenzie[sic]; in graphite, l.r., No. 29 (19?) Mrs. Harkness / Mrs. Williams

Exhibition History

1937 Thomson: Mellors Galleries, Toronto, Ontario, Loan Exhibition of Works by Tom Thomson, Mellors Galleries, no. 30, lent by Mrs. S.J. Williams, Preston.
1941 Thomson: Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Horatio Walker - Tom Thomson, as one sketch, lent by Miss Esther Williams, Preston.
1956 Thomson: Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Tom Thomson Exhibition, 1877 - 1917, no. 34, as Sunset II, lent by Miss D. Esther Williams, Toronto.
1990 McMichael: Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Selections from the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, no. 28.
1998 McMichael: McMichael Canadian Art Collection, In the Wilds: Canoeing and Canadian Art, as 1916.

Published References

Duval 1967: The McMichael Conservation Collection: A Catalogue of Outstanding Work by Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, (repr.).
Duval 1970: Canadian Art: Vital Decades, McMichael Conservation Collection, (repr.).
Duval 1973: A Vision of Canada: McMichael Canadian Collection, pp. 26, 171 (repr.).
Boulet 1982: The Canadian Earth: Landscape Paintings by the Group of Seven, pp. 198–199 (repr. col.).
McMichael 1989: McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition, 1965-1990, p. 30 (repr. col.) as Anonymous Donor.
King 2010: Defiant Spirits: The Modernist Revolution of the Group of Seven, p. 182.


Mrs. S.J. Williams was also one of the donors of Split Rock, Georgian Bay, Winter 1914–15 (1914-1915.01)

Record last updated April 4, 2016. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.