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Summer Day
Alternate title: Blue Sky, White Clouds, Green Trees
Summer 1915
Oil on composite wood-pulp board
8 1/2 x 10 9/16 in. (21.6 x 26.8 cm)
Inscription recto: l.r., estate stamp

Inscription verso: c., estate stamp; u.l., in red pencil, 18; u.c., in ink, Blue Sky - White Clouds - Green Trees; u.r., in red pencil, 2 (circled); above stamp in red pencil, Laidlaw; l.r., in graphite, 139 M. Thomson; l.r., in red, Gift to McMichael / R.A. Laidlaw; b.c., on label in ink, 258 Gift of / 1966.15.18 / R.A. Laidlaw; l.l., in black, 7; u.r., on label in red pencil, T4 / W.C.L.; l.l., on label, in red pencil, Gift to McMichael / R.A. Laidlaw
Exhibition History
Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto, Sketches on Exhibition at the Art Gallery of Toronto, October–November 1949, as 2. No Title. Cardboard 8.5 x 10.5 (Summer clouds & lake)?
The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., Group of Seven: Canadian Landscape Painters, January 22–February 20, 1977, no. 4, as 1915-16 (repr. col.)
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada, Six Sketches: Thomas John (Tom) Thomson, Landmarks Series VII, October 16, 1988–January 22, 1989. (repr.) Traveled to: Woodstock Public Art Gallery, Woodstock, Ontario, Canada, July 20–August 20, 1989; Chatham Cultural Centre, Chatham, Ontario, Canada, August 26–October 1, 1989; Sarnia Public Library and Art Gallery, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, November 24, 1989–January 8, 1990; Lindsay Gallery, Lindsey, Ontario, Canada, February 2–24, 1990; Laurentian University Museum and Arts Centre, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, March 28–April 22, 1990.
National Gallery of Canada; Art Gallery of Ontario, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Tom Thomson, June 7–September 8, 2002, no. 48, (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
Duval, Paul. The McMichael Conservation Collection: A Catalogue of Outstanding Work by Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. Toronto: Clarke, Irwin, 1967, as Blue Sky, White Clouds, Green Trees 1917 (repr.)
Duval, Paul. Canadian Art: Vital Decades, McMichael Conservation Collection. Toronto, Vancouver: Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, 1970, as Summer Day 1915–16 (repr. col.)
Duval, Paul. A Vision of Canada: McMichael Canadian Collection. Toronto: Sampson Matthews Limited, 1973, pp. 33, 171 (repr. col.)
p. 31 (repr. col.)
McMichael Canadian Collection of Art. McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition, 1965-1990. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1989, p. 28 as 1916 (repr. col.)
Peck, Robert McCracken. "Seasons of the Canadian Soul." International Wildlife 19, no. 3 (May-June 1989), pp. 44–45 (repr.)
Booth, David. Images of Nature: Canadian Poets and The Group of Seven. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1995, p. 17 (repr. col.)
Newlands, Anne. The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson: An Introduction. Willowdale, ON: Buffalo, New York, 1995, cover (repr. col.)
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. 132, 201 (repr. col.)
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. ""Summer Day, Summer 1915 (1915.48)." In Tom Thomson Catalogue Raisonné. (accessed on May 21, 2024).