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medium: Oil »
year(s): 1912 »
Northern Lake
Spring or fall 1912
Oil on paperboard (Birchmore board)
7 x 10 in. (17.8 x 25.4 cm)
Inscription verso: u.c., in ink, authenticated by / J.W.Beatty / Jany / 27; on old backing: u.r., in ink, Authenticated by J. W. Beatty / Jany /27; c.r., in graphite, In my opinion a typical / early Tom Thomson / Thoreau MacDonald / Oct. / 67

Exhibition History

1971 Thomson: Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, The Art of Tom Thomson, no. 7 (repr.).
2002 Thomson: National Gallery of Canada; Art Gallery of Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario, Tom Thomson, no. 7 (repr. col.).

Published References

Murray 1971: The Art of Tom Thomson, pp. 66, 91 (repr.).
Reid and Hill 2002: Tom Thomson, pp. 159, 335 (repr. col.).


Kim Smith to Joan Murray, 25 May 1998: “Sketched by Thomson while sitting on the south shore of Molly’s Island and looking south at Smoke Lake.”

Record last updated March 3, 2016. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.