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Support: on canvas »
Year(s): 1913 »   //  1914 »
1913-1914.07
Moonlight
Alternate title: Moonlight, Early Evening
Winter 1913–14
Oil on canvas
20 13/16 x 30 3/8 in. (52.9 x 77.1 cm)
Exhibition History
Ontario Society of Artists, Art Museum of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario Society of Artists Forty-second Annual Exhibition, March 14–April 11, 1914, no. 138.
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Imperial Economic Conference, July 18, 1932–January 23, 1933, no. 5, as Moonlight, Early Evening.
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, The Group of Seven, June 19–September 8, 1970, no. 21, (repr.). Traveled to: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, September 22–October 31, 1970.
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, The Art of Tom Thomson, October 30–December 12, 1971, no. 13, (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.
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Impressionism in Canada 1895 - 1935, January 16–February 24, 1974, no. 114, (repr.). Traveled to: Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, March 8–April 21, 1974. Saskatoon Gallery and Conservatory Corporation, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, May 4–June 10, 1974. Confederation Art Gallery and Museum, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, June 22–September 1, 1974. Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, September 19–November 3, 1974. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, November 17, 1974–January 5, 1975.
The Gallery Stratford, Stratford, Ontario, Canada, Lake in Algonquin Park: An Examination of an Early Painting by Tom Thomson, February 10–March 12, 1978.
National Gallery of Canada; Art Gallery of Ontario, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Tom Thomson, June 7–September 8, 2002, no. 19, (repr. col.). Traveled to: Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, October 5, 2002–January 5, 2003. Musée du Québec, Quebec City, Quebec, 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.
Art Gallery of Ontario, Alexander Hall, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, Tom Thomson, September 10–November 14, 2004, no. 8.
Published References
J.E.S. "Studio-Talk." The Studio 62, no. 255 (July 1914), p. 147.
MacCallum, J.M. "Tom Thomson: Painter of the North." Canadian Magazine 50, no. 5 (March 1918), p. 376.
Davies, Blodwen. A Study of Tom Thomson: The Story of a Man Who Looked for Beauty and for Truth in the Wilderness. Toronto: The Discus Press, 1935, p. 69.
Saunders, Audrey. Algonquin Story. Toronto: Department of Lands and Forests, 1947, p. 170.
Hubbard, R.H. National Gallery of Canada, Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. Vol. III, Canadian School. Ottawa, Toronto: University of Toronto Press 1960, pp. 293, as Moonlight, Early Evening.
Hubbard, R.H. The Gallery of Canadian Art, 2 Tom Thomson. Toronto: Society For Art Publications and McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1962, p. 8.
Davies, Blodwen. Tom Thomson: The Story of a Man Who Looked for Beauty and for Truth in the Wilderness. Vancouver: Mitchell Press Limited, 1967, p. 59.
Addison, Ottelyn, Elizabeth Harwood. Tom Thomson, The Algonquin Years. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1969, p. 27.
Mellen, Peter. The Group of Seven. Toronto, Montreal: McClelland and Stewart Ltd, 1970, p. 208 (repr.).
Reid, Dennis. The Group of Seven. Ottawa: The National Gallery of Canada, 1970. Exhibition catalogue, pp. 54–55 (repr.).
Murray, Joan. The Art of Tom Thomson. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1971. Exhibition catalogue, pp. 26–27, 67 (repr.).
Town, Harold, and David P. Silcox. Tom Thomson: The Silence and the Storm. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1977, p. 57.
Varley, Christopher. Lake in Algonquin Park: An Examination of an Early Painting by Tom Thomson. Stratford: The Gallery Stratfrod, 1978. Exhibition catalogue, (repr.).
Walton, Paul H. "The Group of Seven and Northern Development." RACAR 17, no. 2 (1990), pp. 173, 205 (repr.).
Murray, Joan. The Birth of the Modern: Post Impressionism in Canadian Art, c. 1900-1920. Oshawa: Robert McLaughlin Gallery, 2001. Exhibition catalogue, p. 133.
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. 136–137, 171, 316–317, 330n35 (repr. col.).
King, Ross. Defiant Spirits: The Modernist Revolution of the Group of Seven. Vancouver/Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 2011, pp. 123–124, 135.
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. "Moonlight, Winter 1913–14 (1913-1914.07)." Tom Thomson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.tomthomsoncatalogue.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=172 (accessed on September 21, 2019).