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Medium: Oil »
Support: on wood panel »
Year(s): 1915 »
Marguerites, Wood Lilies, and Vetch
Alternate titles: Cow Lily, Wild Flowers; Flowers; Study of Wild Flowers; Wildflowers; Wood Lilies and Vetch
Summer 1915
Oil on wood panel
8 3/8 x 10 1/2 in. (21.3 x 26.7 cm)
Inscription verso: u.l., in graphite, 20; u.l., in graphite, by artist, Study of Wild Flowers Tom Thomson; u.r., on label in graphite, J Lawson - T.6; u.l., in brushed ink, NOT FOR SALE / J.E.H.MACDONALD; c.l., in ink, Property of J.S. Lawson / Emmanuel College; in graphite on torn blue bordered label, Marguerite-Wood / Lily and Vetch Not for Sale / 20 (circled); l.r., in red pencil, 12
Exhibition History
Arts Club, Montreal, Exhibition of Paintings by the Late Tom Thomson, March 1, 1919, no. 20, as Wood Lilies and Vetch, lent by J.E.H. MacDonald. Traveled to: Art Association of Montreal, Montreal, March 25–April 12, 1919.
Mellors Galleries, 759 Yonge Street, Toronto, Loan Exhibition of Works by Tom Thomson, Mellors Galleries, March 13–31, 1937, no. 53, as Cow Lily, Wild Flowers, lent by J.S. Lawson, Toronto.
Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto, Horatio Walker - Tom Thomson, January, 1941.
Elsie Perrin Williams Memorial Public Library & Art Museum, London, Ontario, Milestones of Canadian Art: A Retrospective Exhibition of Canadian Art from Paul Kane and Kreighoff to the Contemporary Painters, from 9 January 1942, no. 43.
Art Gallery of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Pictures Purchased by the Albert H. Robson Fund, October, 1947, as Flowers, c. 1916.
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Group of Seven, March 29–April 25, 1954, no. 69.
Willistead Art Gallery, Windsor, Tom Thomson 1877 - 1917, October 6–November 2, 1957, no. 14.
London Public Library and Art Museum, London, Ontario, Canadian Impressionists, 1895 - 1965, April 7–May 2, 1965, no. 334.
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, The Art of Tom Thomson, October 30–December 12, 1971, no. 59, (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.
National Gallery of Canada; Art Gallery of Ontario, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Tom Thomson, June 7–September 8, 2002, no. 55, (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.
Art Gallery of Ontario, Alexander Hall, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, Tom Thomson, September 10–November 14, 2004, no. 29.
Published References
Robson, Albert H. Tom Thomson. , Canadian Art Series. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1937, pp. 12 –13 as Wildflowers (repr. col.), collection J.S. Lawson.
McInnes, G.C. "Tom Thomson." New World Illustrated 1, no. 1 (March 1940), (repr.).
Peart, Hugh W, and John Schaffter. The Winds of Change: A History of Canada and Canadians in the Twentieth Century. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1961, pl. 1.
Addison, Ottelyn, Elizabeth Harwood. Tom Thomson, The Algonquin Years. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1969, p. 27 as Flowers (repr. col.).
Bradfield, Helen. Art Gallery of Ontario: The Canadian Collection. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Company of Canada Limited, 1970, p. 445.
Murray, Joan. The Art of Tom Thomson. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1971. Exhibition catalogue, pp. 77, 93 (repr.).
Town, Harold, and David P. Silcox. Tom Thomson: The Silence and the Storm. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1977, p. 110 (repr. col.).
Murray, Joan. The Best of Tom Thomson. Edmonton: Hurtig, 1986, p. 41 (repr. col.).
Shields, Carol. The Stone Diaries. Toronto: Fitzhenry & Whiteside.
Murray, Joan. Flowers: J.E.H MacDonald, Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. Toronto: McArthur & Company, 2002, pp. 12–3, 102–3, (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. 79, 133, 208 (repr. col.).
Silcox, David P. The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson. Toronto: Firefly Books, 2003, p. 83 (repr. col.).
Murray, Joan. A Treasury of Tom Thomson. Vancouver, Toronto, Berkeley: Douglas & McIntyre, 2011, pp. 50–51 (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. "Marguerites, Wood Lilies, and Vetch, Summer 1915 (1915.57)." Tom Thomson Catalogue Raisonné. (accessed on August 12, 2020).