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In the Sugar Bush (Shannon Fraser)
Spring 1916
Oil on composite wood-pulp board
10 9/16 x 8 9/16 in. (26.8 x 21.8 cm)
Inscription recto: l.l., estate stamp

Inscription verso: c., estate stamp; in graphite on printed label, ART GALLERY OF TORONTO / GRANGE PARK / 7/12/53 / PROPERTY A.G.T. / Canoe Lake / Where TT boarded / Shannon Fraser; c., in graphite, #322 / Sugar Bush / TOM THOMSON; (1970) in graphite, 1916; in graphite, In a Sugar Bush
Exhibition History
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, The Art of Tom Thomson, October 30–December 12, 1971, no. 91, (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. 45, (repr. col.), as spring 1915. 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. 25.
Published References
Hubbard, R.H. The Gallery of Canadian Art, 2 Tom Thomson. Toronto: Society For Art Publications and McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1962, p. 8.
Bradfield, Helen. Art Gallery of Ontario: The Canadian Collection. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Company of Canada Limited, 1970, p. 446.
Murray, Joan. The Art of Tom Thomson. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1971. Exhibition catalogue, pp. 43, 84 (repr.)
Dumas, Paul. "Exposition rétrospective de Tom Thomson." L'Information medicale et paramiedicale (Montreal) (6 June 1972).
Town, Harold, and David P. Silcox. Tom Thomson: The Silence and the Storm. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1977, p. 137 (repr. col.)
Murray, Joan. The Best of Tom Thomson. Edmonton: Hurtig, 1986, p. 15 as 1916 (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. 32, 99, 132, 149, 198 (repr. col.)

J.S. (Shannon) Fraser was postmaster of Mowat and with his wife kept Mowat Lodge, a hotel on Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park, Thomson’s headquarters from 1914 to 1917.

Record last updated February 26, 2016. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Murray, Joan. ""In the Sugar Bush (Shannon Fraser), Spring 1916 (1916.39)." In Tom Thomson Catalogue Raisonné. (accessed on June 15, 2024).