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Support: on wood panel »
Year(s): 1915 »
1915.121
Autumn Foliage
Fall or winter 1915
Oil on wood panel
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; right of stamp in red crayon, 14; right of stamp in graphite, G; l.r., in graphite, No.4 - Mrs. Harkness; u.r., in graphite, reserved / Studio Bldg; l.l., in graphite, J&H; c.l., in graphite, 1915; in black ink, SB; on the frame (in 1970), #5. Autumn Foliage.-Harkness
Exhibition History
Mellors Galleries, 759 Yonge Street, Toronto, Loan Exhibition of Works by Tom Thomson, Mellors Galleries, March 13–31, 1937, no. 35, lent by the Art Gallery of Toronto.
Art Gallery of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Pictures Purchased by the Albert H. Robson Fund, October 1947, asc. 1916.
London Public Library and Art Museum, London, Ontario, Tom Thomson 1877 - 1917, George Thomson 1868 -, July 6–September 6, 1957, no. 37.
Expo 67, Canadian Government Pavilion, Montreal, Painting in Canada, 1967, no. 4, (repr.)
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, The Art of Tom Thomson, October 30–December 12, 1971, no. 73, (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.
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, The Advent of Modernism: Post-Impressionism and North American Art, 1900 - 1918, March 5–May 11, 1986, (repr. col.) Traveled to: Center for the Fine Arts, Miami; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York; Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Barbican Art Gallery, London, The True North: Landscape Painting 1896 - 1939, April 19–June 16, 1991, no. 114, (repr. col. cover).
National Gallery of Canada; Art Gallery of Ontario, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Tom Thomson, June 7–September 8, 2002, no. 74, (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. 37.
Published References
Hubbard, R.H. The Gallery of Canadian Art, 2 Tom Thomson. Toronto: Society For Art Publications and McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1962, pl. 27 (repr.)
Harper, J. Russell. Painting in Canada: A History. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1955, p. 278.
Lord, Barry. Painting in Canada. Montreal: Canadian Government Pavilion, Expo 67, 1967, p. 18.
Bradfield, Helen. Art Gallery of Ontario: The Canadian Collection. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Company of Canada Limited, 1970, p. 442.
Mellen, Peter. The Group of Seven. Toronto, Montreal: McClelland and Stewart Ltd., 1970, p. 53 (repr. col.)
Murray, Joan. The Art of Tom Thomson. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1971. Exhibition catalogue, pp. 40, 79 (repr.)
Town, Harold, and David P. Silcox. Tom Thomson: The Silence and the Storm. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1977, p. 11 & back cover (repr. col.)
Wistow, David. Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven: Selected Works from the Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1982, (repr. col.)
Murray, Joan. The Best of the Group of Seven. Edmonton, AB: Hurtig, 1984, p. 42 (repr. col.)
Town, Harold. "Thomson, Thomas John." In The Canadian Encyclopedia III. Edmonton: Hurtig, 1985, p. 1817 (repr. col.)
Wistow, David, and Kelly McKinley. Meet the Group of Seven. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1999, p. 20 (repr. col.)
Murray, Joan. Tom Thomson: Trees. Toronto: McArthur & Company, 1999, pp. 54–55 (repr. col.)
Rhodes, Richard. A First Book of Canadian Aart. Toronto: Owl Books, 2001, p. 33 (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. 134, 227 (repr. col.)
Silcox, David P. Tom Thomson: An Introduction to his Life and Art. Toronto: Firefly Books, 2002, p. 53 (repr. col.)
Silcox, David P. The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson. Toronto: Firefly Books, 2003, p. 266 (repr. col.)
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. ""Autumn Foliage, Fall or winter 1915 (1915.121)." In Tom Thomson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.tomthomsoncatalogue.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=401 (accessed on February 9, 2023).