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Year(s): 1915 »
Clouds ("The Zeppelins")
Alternate titles: Clouds: The Zeppelins; Zeppelin, Algonquin Park
Fall 1915
Oil on wood
8 3/8 x 10 7/16 in. (21.3 x 26.5 cm)
Inscription recto: l.l., estate stamp

Inscription verso: u.r., estate stamp; across top, in graphite, by Dr. MacCallum The Zeppelin - fall of 1915 - Algonquin park / J.M. MacCallum; c., in graphite, 21 (circled); c.l., label, in ink, Dr. James MacCallum / The Zeppelins; u.l., label, in ink, AGT Dec. 31/40 / Dr. MacCallum
Exhibition History
Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto, Exhibition of Canadian Paintings, 1926, no. 56, as The Zeppelin, Algonquin Park, 1915.
Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto, Horatio Walker - Tom Thomson, January 1941.
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, The MacCallum Bequest of Paintings by Tom Thomson and Other Canadian Painters & the Mr. and Mrs. H.R. Jackman Gift of Murals from the Late Dr. MacCallum's Cottage Painted by Some of the Members of the Group of Seven, January 25–February 23, 1969, no. 82.
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, The Art of Tom Thomson, October 30–December 12, 1971, no. 61, (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, National Museum of Art, Tokyo, Twentieth Century Canadian Painting, July 9–August 2, 1981, no. 22, (repr.) Traveled to: Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, August 29–September 20, 1981; Oita Prefectural Art Centre, Oita, Japan, October 1–28, 1981.
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Tom Thomson, June 16–September 16, 1990.
National Gallery of Canada; Musée des Beaux-Arts du Canada, Museo de Arte Moderno de México, Mexico City, Tierra salvaje: La pintura paisajistica canadiense y el Grupo de los Siete, August 26–October 31, 1999, no. 61, (repr. col.) Traveled to: Prins Eugens Waldemarsudd, Stockholm, February 10–April 2, 2000; Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen, Denmark, April 15–June 12, 2000; Lillehammer Kunstmuseum, Lillehammer, Norway, July 29–September 23, 2000; Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Göteborgs, Sweden, October 14–December 3, 2000.
National Gallery of Canada, Yan- Huang Museum of Art, Beijing, Terre sauvage: The Canadian Landscape and the Group of Seven, April 19–May 20, 2001, no. 61. Traveled to: Shanghai Museum of Art, Shanghai, June 2–24, 2001; Guangdong Museum of Art, Guang-zhou, China, July 10–August 10, 2001; Guanshanyue Art Gallery, Shenzhen, China, August 20–September 23, 2001.
Published References
Hubbard, R.H. National Gallery of Canada, Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. Vol. III, Canadian School. Ottawa, Toronto: University of Toronto Press 1960, p. 306.
Reid, Dennis. The MacCallum Bequest of Paintings by Tom Thomson and Other Canadian Painters & the Mr. and Mrs. HR. Jackman Gift of the Murals from the Late Dr. MacCallum's Cottage Painted by Some Members of the Group of Seven. Ottawa: The National Gallery of Canada, 1969. Exhibition catalogue, p. 47.
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. 120 (repr. col.) as Clouds: The Zeppelins.
Thom, Ian M. Tom Thomson. Vancouver: Vancouver Art Gallery, 1990. Exhibition catalogue.
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. ""Clouds ("The Zeppelins"), Fall 1915 (1915.77)." In Tom Thomson Catalogue Raisonné. (accessed on March 25, 2023).