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Support: on wood panel »
Year(s): 1917 »
Spring in Algonquin Park
Spring 1917
Oil on wood panel
8 3/8 x 10 1/2 in. (21.2 x 26.7 cm)
Inscription verso: u.r.q., label, Toronto / January 28 - 1928 / This is one of Tom's pictures / which was given to me by Father / today at Owen Sound. It was one / of the pictures taken by Father from / Mowatt [sic] Lodge, Algonquin Park, in 1917 / when Tom died, and in was painted in / the spring of 1917. I asked Dr. McCallum of / Toronto over the phone today whether it would / be possible to have Tom's seal affixed to this sketch / He suggested writing the above to establish its authenticity / G.W. Thomson 15 / 3 / 47 Above copied from original back cover
Exhibition History
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, The Art of Tom Thomson, October 30–December 12, 1971, no. 112, (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.
Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Tom Thomson. The Last Spring, May 4, 1995–January 7, 1996, no. 33.
Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, Painting Canada: Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, October 19, 2011–January 8, 2012, no. 34, Pl. 40 (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
Murray, Joan. The Art of Tom Thomson. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1971. Exhibition catalogue, pp. 48, 89 (repr.)
Town, Harold, and David P. Silcox. Tom Thomson: The Silence and the Storm. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1977, pp. 188, 232 (repr. col.)
Murray, Joan. Tom Thomson: The Last Spring. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1994, p. 58 (repr.)
Silcox, David P. Tom Thomson: An Introduction to his Life and Art. Toronto: Firefly Books, 2002, p. 39 as private collection [sic] (repr. col.)
Dejardin, Ian. Painting Canada: Tom Thomson and The Group of Seven. London: Dulwich Picture Gallery, 2011. Exhibition catalogue, p. 107 (repr. col.)
Record last updated February 16, 2016. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Murray, Joan. ""Spring in Algonquin Park, Spring 1917 (1917.13)." In Tom Thomson Catalogue Raisonné. (accessed on June 15, 2024).