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Medium: Oil »
Support: on wood panel »
Year(s): 1915 »
Alternate title: Sunset II
Summer 1915
Oil on wood panel
8 3/8 x 10 1/2 in. (21.3 x 26.7 cm)
Inscription recto: l.r., estate stamp

Inscription verso: c., estate stamp; u.l., in graphite, Sunset; in graphite, u.r.q., Reserved – Mackenzie[sic]; in graphite, l.r., No. 29 (19?) Mrs. Harkness / Mrs. Williams
Exhibition History
Mellors Galleries, 759 Yonge Street, Toronto, Loan Exhibition of Works by Tom Thomson, Mellors Galleries, March 13–31, 1937, no. 30, lent by Mrs. S.J. Williams, Preston.
Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto, Horatio Walker - Tom Thomson, January, 1941, as one sketch, lent by Miss Esther Williams, Preston.
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Tom Thomson Exhibition, 1877 - 1917, September–October 1956, no. 34, as Sunset II, lent by Miss D. Esther Williams, Toronto.
Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, Selections from the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, October 5–November 18, 1990, no. 28.
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, In the Wilds: Canoeing and Canadian Art, June 27–November 5, 1998, as 1916.
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, 171 (repr.).
Boulet, Roger. The Canadian Earth: Landscape Paintings by the Group of Seven. Toronto: Prentice-Hall, 1982, pp. 198–199 (repr. col.).
McMichael Canadian Collection of Art. McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition, 1965-1990. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1989, p. 30 (repr. col.) as Anonymous Donor.
King, Ross. Defiant Spirits: The Modernist Revolution of the Group of Seven. Vancouver/Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 2011, p. 182.

Mrs. S.J. Williams was also one of the donors of Split Rock, Georgian Bay, Winter 1914–15 (1914-1915.01)

Record last updated April 4, 2016. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Murray, Joan. "Sunset, Summer 1915 (1915.45)." Tom Thomson Catalogue Raisonné. (accessed on March 31, 2020).