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Medium: Oil »
Support: on wood panel »
Year(s): 1916 »
Aura Lee Lake
Alternate title: Spring Aura Lea Lake
Spring 1916
Oil on wood panel
8 7/16 x 10 1/2 in. (21.4 x 26.7 cm)
Inscription verso: l.r., half of estate stamp (M; u.l., in graphite, Reserved for / STUDIO BUILDING; u.l., in graphite, by Lawren Harris?, for Tom MacLean; u.r., brown bordered label (removed), (TT writing) Spring Aura Lee Lake / 11 (circled) Not for Sale (crossed out)
Exhibition History
Arts Club, Montreal, Exhibition of Paintings by the Late Tom Thomson, March 1, 1919, no. 11. Traveled to: Art Association of Montreal, Montreal, March 25–April 12, 1919.
Published References
Duval, Paul. Canadian Art: Vital Decades, McMichael Conservation Collection. Toronto, Vancouver: Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, 1970, (repr.)
Duval, Paul. A Vision of Canada: McMichael Canadian Collection. Toronto: Sampson Matthews Limited, 1973, pp. 20, 171 (repr.)
p. 28 (repr.)

The corners of the sketch have nail or pin holes but they do not pierce through the sketch. Other sketches with the same feature include Burnt Country, Spring 1915 (1915.33), Dawn on Round Lake [Kawawaymog Lake], Fall 1915 (1915.115), and Algonquin Evening, Fall 1916 (1916.106)

Record last updated April 5, 2016. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Murray, Joan. ""Aura Lee Lake, Spring 1916 (1916.55)." In Tom Thomson Catalogue Raisonné. (accessed on April 20, 2024).