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Medium: Oil »
Support: on wood panel »
Year(s): 1917 »
Open Water, Joe Creek
Alternate title: One sketch
Spring 1917
Oil on wood panel
8 7/16 x 10 9/16 in. (21.5 x 26.8 cm)
Inscription verso: l.l., TOM THOMSON; u.m., in ink, OPEN WATER / JOE CREEK; u.l., in graphite, Not for Sale; c., in graphite, Not for Sale-JM.; r.c., in graphite, FAIRLEY; c., in ink, BARKER FAIRLEY; u.m., label, Open Water-Joe Creek / 14 (circled); label, AGT Dec 30/40; u.r., label, SMITH COLLEGE / MUSEUM OF ART / LOAN 61:41
Estate of the artist
Elizabeth Thomson Harkness, Annan and Owen Sound
Barker Fairley, by 1940
W. Allan Manford, Toronto, 1970
Private collection, Toronto
Thomson Collection @ Art Gallery of Ontario
Exhibition History
1941 Thomson
Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto, Horatio Walker - Tom Thomson, January 1941, as One sketch, lent by Barker Fairley, Toronto.
1995 Thomson
Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Tom Thomson. The Last Spring, May 4, 1995–January 7, 1996, no. 13.
Published References
Murray 1994a
Murray, Joan. Tom Thomson: The Last Spring. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1994, p. 35 (repr. col.)
Silcox 2003
Silcox, David P. The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson. Toronto: Firefly Books, 2003, p. 226 (repr. col.)
Shields, C 2008
Shields, Conal ed. Ken Thomson The Collector: The Thomson Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Toronto: Skylet Publishing and The Art Gallery of Ontario, 2008, p. 141 (repr.col.)
Murray 2011
Murray, Joan. A Treasury of Tom Thomson. Vancouver, Toronto, Berkeley: Douglas & McIntyre, 2011, pp. 134–135 (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. ""Open Water, Joe Creek, Spring 1917 (1917.14)." In Tom Thomson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.tomthomsoncatalogue.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=650 (accessed on March 27, 2023).