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Year(s): 1912 »
Northern Lake
Spring or fall 1912
Oil on paperboard (Birchmore board)
7 x 10 in. (17.8 x 25.4 cm)
Inscription verso: u.c., in ink, authenticated by / J.W.Beatty / Jany / 27; on old backing: u.r., in ink, Authenticated by J. W. Beatty / Jany /27; c.r., in graphite, In my opinion a typical / early Tom Thomson / Thoreau MacDonald / Oct. / 67
Exhibition History
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, The Art of Tom Thomson, October 30–December 12, 1971, no. 7, (repr.) Traveled to: Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, January 15–February 3, 1972; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, February 25–March 31, 1972; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, April 14–May 28, 1972; Confederation Art Gallery, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, July 2–September 5, 1972.
National Gallery of Canada; Art Gallery of Ontario, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Tom Thomson, June 7–September 8, 2002, no. 7, (repr. col.) Traveled to: Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, October 5, 2002–January 5, 2003; Musée du Québec, Quebec City, February 6–April 3, 2003; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, May 30–September 7, 2003; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, September 29–December 7, 2003.
Published References
Murray, Joan. The Art of Tom Thomson. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1971. Exhibition catalogue, pp. 66, 91 (repr.)
Reid, Dennis and Charles C. Hill. Tom Thomson. Vancouver/Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre with the Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery of Canada, 2002. Exhibition catalogue, pp. 159, 335 (repr. col.)

Kim Smith to Joan Murray, 25 May 1998: “Sketched by Thomson while sitting on the south shore of Molly’s Island and looking south at Smoke Lake.”

Record last updated March 3, 2016. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Murray, Joan. ""Northern Lake, Spring or fall 1912 (1912.17)." In Tom Thomson Catalogue Raisonné. (accessed on May 21, 2024).