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Year(s): 1914 »   //  1915 »
Study for "Northern River"
Winter 1914–15
Graphite, brush and ink and gouache on illustration board
11 13/16 x 10 1/2 in. (30 x 26.7 cm)
Inscription recto: l.l., estate stamp

Inscription verso: estate stamp; handwritten note with directions for framing; label, Art Gallery of Toronto, Dec. 30/40...from Carl Hunter
Exhibition History
University of Toronto, Hart House, Toronto, Exhibition of Tom Thomson Sketches, February 16–28, 1925, lent by E.M. Walker.
Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto, Horatio Walker - Tom Thomson, January 1941, lent by Mrs. Carl Hunter, Toronto.
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, The Art of Tom Thomson, October 30–December 12, 1971, no. 36, (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. 39, (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. 71, 92 (repr.)
Reid. Tom Thomson: The Jack Pine. 5, Masterpieces in the National Gallery of Canada, The National Gallery of Canada. Ottawa: 1975, p. 11.
Town, Harold, and David P. Silcox. Tom Thomson: The Silence and the Storm. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1977, p. 94 (repr. col.)
Gamester, George. "Secret Thomson Sketch is Revealed." Toronto Daily Star, 22 March 1983.
Murray, Joan. The Best of Tom Thomson. Edmonton: Hurtig, 1986, p. 33 (repr. col.)
Engel, Marian. Bear. Toronto: New Canadian Library, 1990, (repr. col. cover).
Stacey, Robert. "The Myth - and Truth - of the True North." In The True North: Canadian Landscape Painting 1896-1939, Tooby, Michael. London, England: Lund Humphries and Barbican Art Gallery, 1991. Exhibition catalogue, p. 51.
Murray, Joan. Northern Lights: Masterpieces of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. Toronto: Key Porter Books Limited, 1994, p. 54 (repr. col.)
Norton, William. Human Geography. Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2001.
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. 79, 192 (repr. col.)
Silcox, David P. Tom Thomson: An Introduction to his Life and Art. Toronto: Firefly Books, 2002, p. 58 (repr. col.)
Silcox, David P. The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson. Toronto: Firefly Books, 2003, p. 52 (repr. Col.)
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. ""Study for "Northern River", Winter 1914–15 (1914-1915.10)." In Tom Thomson Catalogue Raisonné. (accessed on April 20, 2024).