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Year(s): 1915 »
Smoke Lake
Summer 1915
Oil on split panel marouglaged to plywood
8 7/16 x 10 9/16 in. (21.5 x 26.9 cm)
Inscription recto: (1970) u.l., Thoreau MacDonald; l., Tom Thomson

Inscription verso: Northern Lights (1915.70)
Exhibition History
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, In the Wilds: Canoeing and Canadian Art, June 27–November 5, 1998.
Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, Painting Canada: Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, October 19, 2011–January 8, 2012, no. 19, Pl. 21 (repr. col.) Traveled to: National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway, January 29–May 13, 2012; The Groninger Museum, Groninger, the Netherlands, June 3–October 28, 2012.
Published References
Duval, Paul. The McMichael Conservation Collection: A Catalogue of Outstanding Work by Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. Toronto: Clarke, Irwin, 1967, (repr.)
Duval, Paul. Canadian Art: Vital Decades, McMichael Conservation Collection. Toronto, Vancouver: Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, 1970, (repr.)
Duval, Paul. A Vision of Canada: McMichael Canadian Collection. Toronto: Sampson Matthews Limited, 1973, pp. 26, 170 (repr. col.)
Dejardin, Ian. Painting Canada: Tom Thomson and The Group of Seven. London: Dulwich Picture Gallery, 2011. Exhibition catalogue, p. 88 (repr. col.)

The work is the recto of Northern Lights, Summer 1915 (1915.70) (gift of the artist to Thoreau MacDonald). The panel was split by Eduard Zukowski at the Art Gallery of Toronto in 1967 or 1968.

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. ""Smoke Lake, Summer 1915 (1915.44)." In Tom Thomson Catalogue Raisonné. (accessed on September 30, 2023).