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Year(s): 1915 »
1915.56
Canadian Wildflowers
Alternate titles: Canadian Wild Flowers; Wildflowers
Summer 1915
Oil on composite wood-pulp board
8 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (21.6 x 26.7 cm)
Inscription recto: l.r., estate stamp

Inscription verso: c., estate stamp; u.l., in graphite, 22 / NG / spring 1915 (crossed out) / 1915 (crossed out / 1915 (5 over 4) J MacCallum Tom Thomson; u.r., in graphite, Canadian Wildflowers (crossed out) / 25 (crossed out); c., in chalk, 30
Exhibition History
Fine Arts Building, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition, September 8–16, 1915, no. 182, as Canadian Wild Flowers.
British Empire, Palace of Fine Arts, Wembley Park, London, British Empire Exhibition, Section of Fine Arts, April 23–October 31, 1924, no. 242. Traveled to: Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, November 12–December 12, 1924; Kelvingrove Art Galleries, Glasgow, United Kingdom, December 1924–January 17, 1925; City of Birmingham Municipal Art Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom, January 30–March 31, 1925.
Nutana Collegiate Institute, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, November 11–12, 1927.
Camp Ahmek, Canoe Lake, Ontario, Canada, Tom Thomson, August 13, 1930.
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Imperial Economic Conference, July 18, 1932–January 23, 1933, no. 6.
Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto, Horatio Walker - Tom Thomson, January 1941.
National Gallery of Canada, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Tom Thomson Travelling Exhibition: Sketches and Painting from the National Gallery of Canada Collection, November 10–December 6, 1955. Traveled to: Calgary Allied Arts Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, December 13, 1955–January 1, 1956; University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, February 2–22, 1956; Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, March 1–8, 1956; Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, March 13–25, 1956; University of British Columbia, Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, April 3–28, 1956; Regina Public Library, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, May 5–25, 1956; Saskatoon Art Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, June 1–21, 1956; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, July 1–30, 1956; Sarnia Public Library, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, August 1956; Kitchener-Waterloo Art Association, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, October 8, 1956; Yarmouth Art Society, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, October 31–November 12, 1956; Colchester Chapter of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire (I.O.D.E.), Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada, November 15–24, 1956; Louisburg Chapter of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire (I.O.D.E.), Louisburg, Nova Scotia, November 27–December 6, 1956; Amherst Art Association, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada, December 10, 1956–December 24, 1965; Moncton Society of Art, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, January 24–February 2, 1957; Fredericton Art Club, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, February 6–20, 1957; University of New Brunswich, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, February 20–March 6, 1957; Art Centre, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, March 9–20, 1957; Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, April 4–18, 1957; Nova Scotia College of Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, April 18–May 1, 1957; Glenhyrst Gardens, Brantford, Ontario, Canada, June 22–July 2, 1957; London Public Library and Art Museum, London, Ontario, July–September 1957; Willistead Library and Art Gallery, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, October 1–November 5, 1957; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, November 15–December 15, 1957.
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Tom Thomson Exhibition, 1877 - 1917, September–October 1956, no. 24.
Winnipeg Gallery of Art, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Children and Flowers, April 6–May 12, 1958, no. 96.
Tom Thomson Memorial Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada, Paintings by Tom Thomson: The Second Anniversary Exhibition, May 23–June 15, 1969, no. 10, as Wildflowers.
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, The Art of Tom Thomson, October 30–December 12, 1971, no. 58, (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.
David Mirvish Gallery, Toronto, Tom Thomson Exhibition, October 15–November 14, 1977.
Published References
Saunders, Audrey. Algonquin Story. Toronto: Department of Lands and Forests, 1947, p. 172.
Hubbard, R.H. National Gallery of Canada, Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. Vol. III, Canadian School. Ottawa, Toronto: University of Toronto Press 1960, pp. 296, as Canadian Wild Flowers (repr.)
Murray, Joan. The Art of Tom Thomson. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1971. Exhibition catalogue, pp. 38, 77 (repr.)
Town, Harold, and David P. Silcox. Tom Thomson: The Silence and the Storm. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1977, p. 112 (repr. col.)
Murray, Joan. Flowers: J.E.H MacDonald, Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. Toronto: McArthur & Company, 2002, pp. 100–101 (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. ""Canadian Wildflowers, Summer 1915 (1915.56)." In Tom Thomson Catalogue Raisonné. www.tomthomsoncatalogue.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=335 (accessed on July 21, 2024).