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Medium: Oil »
Support: on wood panel »
Year(s): 1915 »
Burnt Country
Spring 1915
Oil on wood panel
8 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (21.6 x 26.7 cm)
Inscription verso: in graphite, Burnt Country / Basement Studio Bldg.; in black paint, S.B.; in graphite, 10 / M. Thomson; in graphite, J + H
Exhibition History
Mellors Galleries, 759 Yonge Street, Toronto, Loan Exhibition of Works by Tom Thomson, Mellors Galleries, March 13–31, 1937, no. 39, lent by the Art Gallery of Toronto.
Art Gallery of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Pictures Purchased by the Albert H. Robson Fund, October 1947, asc. 1916.
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, The Art of Tom Thomson, October 30–December 12, 1971, no. 57, (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.
Published References
Bradfield, Helen. Art Gallery of Ontario: The Canadian Collection. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Company of Canada Limited, 1970, p. 442.
Murray, Joan. The Art of Tom Thomson. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1971. Exhibition catalogue, pp. 38, 76 (repr.)
Murray, Joan. Tom Thomson: The Last Spring. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1994, p. 71 (repr.)

Note the pin holes in the corners as in Dawn on Round Lake [Kawawaymog Lake], Fall 1915 (1915.115), Aura Lee Lake, Spring 1916 (1916.55) and Algonquin Evening, Fall 1916 (1916.106). Perhaps Thomson’s work was hung using pins in an early show.

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. ""Burnt Country, Spring 1915 (1915.33)." In Tom Thomson Catalogue Raisonné. (accessed on April 20, 2024).