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Support: on wood panel »
Year(s): 1915 »
The Tent
November 1915
Oil on wood panel
8 7/16 x 10 9/16 in. (21.5 x 26.8 cm)
Inscription recto: l.r., TOM THOMSON (incised)

Inscription verso: t., in ink, by Mrs. Frank Cooper, The Tent where Dr. R.M. McComb, T. Wattie, / and Tom Thomson Camped. Round / Lake - 1915 / painted by Tom Thomson / The World's greatest artist; on frame, Property of Margaret Ghent bequeathed to Jennifer Ghent / 2/7/60
Exhibition History
Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Algonquin Gallery, Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada, Algonquin Memories: Tom Thomson in Algonquin Park, June 25–October 25, 1998, no. 16.
National Gallery of Canada; Art Gallery of Ontario, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Tom Thomson, June 7–September 8, 2002, no. 72, (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.
Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, Painting Canada: Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, October 19, 2011–January 8, 2012, no. 22, Pl. 18 (repr. col.) Traveled to: National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway, January 29–May 13, 2012; The Groninger Museum, Groninger, the Netherlands, June 3–October 28, 2012.
Published References
Ghent, Percy. "In the Spotlight: Some Memories of Tom Thomson's Art in Algonquin Park." Evening Telegram (Toronto), 20 August 1940.
Ghent, Percy. "Tom Thomson Sketch in Kitchener Home." Evening Telegram (Toronto), 20 June 1942.
Ghent, Percy. "Tom Thomson at Island Camp, Round Lake, November 1915." Evening Telegram (Toronto), 8 November 1949.
Addison, Ottelyn, Elizabeth Harwood. Tom Thomson, The Algonquin Years. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1969, pp. 46–47.
Town, Harold, and David P. Silcox. Tom Thomson: The Silence and the Storm. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1977, p. 144 (repr. col.)
Hannon, Gerald. "Sunday in the Park With Tom." Canadian Art 19, no. 3 (Fall/Sept 2002), p. 82 (repr.)
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. 133, 225 (repr. col.)
Silcox, David P. Tom Thomson: An Introduction to his Life and Art. Toronto: Firefly Books, 2002, p. 19 as private collection [sic].
Townsend-Gault, Charlotte Luna, and James Luna. Rebecca Belmore: The Named and the Unnamed. Vancouver: Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, 2003. Exhibition catalogue, p. 34 (repr.)
Dejardin, Ian. Painting Canada: Tom Thomson and The Group of Seven. London: Dulwich Picture Gallery, 2011. Exhibition catalogue, p. 85 (repr. col.)

The four corners of the sketch are pierced by pin holes, which suggest that the work may have been hung by pins in an early show. Other works with this feature include Burnt Country, Spring 1915 (1915.33),  Aura Lee Lake, Spring 1916 (1916.55) and Algonquin Evening, Fall 1916 (1916.106)

Record last updated July 4, 2017. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Murray, Joan. ""The Tent, November 1915 (1915.114)." In Tom Thomson Catalogue Raisonné. (accessed on June 15, 2024).