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The Alligator, Algonquin Park
Alternate title: Alligator
Summer or fall 1916
Oil on composite wood-pulp board
8 7/16 x 10 9/16 in. (21.5 x 26.8 cm)
Stamped: Inscription recto: l.r., estate stamp

Inscription verso: c., estate stamp; t., in graphite, The Alligator 1916 Algonquin Park / JM; c.r., #315; l.r., in graphite, 101 M. Thomson; l.r., in graphite, # 89 / MS
Toronto, 1938
Stewart and Letty Bennett, Toronto, 1948
University of Guelph Collection, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario (UG1989.096). Bequest of Stewart and Letty Bennett, Georgetown, Ontario, 1982, donated by the Ontario Heritage Foundation, Toronto, 1988
Exhibition History
1984 Bennett
Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, The Ontario Heritage Foundation, Stewart and Letty Bennett Collection, March 2–May 29, 1984, no. 58, (repr. col.) Traveled to: Tom Thomson Memorial Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada, June 8–24, 1984; Lynnwood Arts Centre, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, July 6–29, 1984; Laurentian University Museum and Arts Centre, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, August 29–September 23, 1984; Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, October 25–November 18, 1984; Sarnia Public Library and Art Gallery, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, December 7, 1984–January 8, 1985; Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, January 24–February 17, 1985; Rodman Hall Arts Centre, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, March 7–30, 1985.
2002 Thomson
National Gallery of Canada; Art Gallery of Ontario, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Tom Thomson, June 7–September 8, 2002, no. 110, (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.
Published References
Town & Silcox 1977
Town, Harold, and David P. Silcox. Tom Thomson: The Silence and the Storm. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1977, p. 82 as Alligator.
Reid and Hill 2002
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, 138, 265 (repr. col.)
Record last updated February 25, 2016. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Murray, Joan. ""The Alligator, Algonquin Park, Summer or fall 1916 (1916.79)." In Tom Thomson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.tomthomsoncatalogue.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=521 (accessed on October 3, 2022).