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Medium: Oil »
Support: on wood panel »
Year(s): 1917 »
Early Spring
Alternate title: Spring Ice and Birches
Spring 1917
Oil on wood panel
8 1/2 x 10 9/16 in. (21.6 x 26.9 cm)
Inscription verso: u.m., in turquoise blue ink, As a brother of Tom Thomson / and knowing his (w)ork well / I have no hesitation in certify / ing that this sketch is his work / July 21, 1958 Geo Thomson; c., below inscription, in graphite, Early Spring / X / l (circled) / Tom Thomson; l.r., in black marker, Property of NORMAN D. HARKNESS; u.r., on masking tape, 76-14; l.l., label, Early Spring. By Tom Thomson. Not for Sale; label FROM THEO. __ERBAYN BOOKSTORE Established 1879 SALISBURY, N.C.
Exhibition History
Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Tom Thomson. The Last Spring, May 4, 1995–January 7, 1996, no. 29.
Published References
Murray, Joan. Tom Thomson: The Last Spring. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1994, p. 46 (repr. col.)
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, p. 148 (repr.)
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. ""Early Spring, Spring 1917 (1917.15)." In Tom Thomson Catalogue Raisonné. (accessed on September 30, 2023).