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medium: Oil »
support: on wood panel »
year(s): 1916 »
1916.33
Spring Foliage on the Muskoka River
Spring 1916
Alternate titles: Rushing Stream
Oil on wood panel
8 7/16 x 10 1/2 in. (21.5 x 26.7 cm)
Inscription recto: l.r., estate stamp Inscription verso: c., estate stamp; u.l., in ink, AM; c.r., in graphite, 1915; l.r., label, in ink, James M. MacCallum; under label in graphite, No 69 Mrs Harkness; u.c., graphite, Needs frame of shape to through [sic] the background farther back / something with a deep roll-spring foliage on Muskoka River / a very good example of sureness of brush stroke

Exhibition History

1925 Sarnia (2): Women's Conservation Art Committee, Sarnia, Ontario, Little Pictures Exhibition
1976 McMichael: McMichael Canadian Collection, Glasgow, Group of Seven: Canadian Landscape Painters, no. 2, as Rushing Stream, 1915.
1976 McMichael: McMichael Canadian Collection, Glasgow, Group of Seven: Canadian Landscape Painters, no. 2, as 1915.
1978 McMichael: Thunder Bay, National Exhibition Centre, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Group of Seven: Canadian Landscape Painters, no. 2.
1998 Algonquin: Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Algonquin Park, Ontario, Algonquin Memories: Tom Thomson in Algonquin Park, no. 4.
2002 Thomson: National Gallery of Canada; Art Gallery of Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario, Tom Thomson, no. 100 (repr. col.).

Published References

Duval 1970: Canadian Art: Vital Decades, McMichael Conservation Collection, as Rushing Stream 1915 (repr.).
Duval 1973: A Vision of Canada: McMichael Canadian Collection, pp. 20, 171 (repr.).
Smith, G 1974: Norman Gurd and the Group of 7: A History of the Sarnia Art Movement, pp. 33–34.
McMichael, R 1986: One Man's Obsession, pp. 266–67.
Reid and Hill 2002: Tom Thomson, pp. 138, 141, 255 (repr. col.).
Murray 2004: Water: Lawren Harris and the Group of Seven, pp. 114–15 (repr. col.).

Remarks

For many years, the sketch was titled Rushing Stream.

Record last updated April 5, 2016. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.