Pine Stump and Rocks
Oil on paperboard (Birchmore board)
6 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. (17.2 x 24.8 cm)
Inscription verso: l.l., in ink, This sketch was given to me /personally by Tom Thomson /a close friend of my brothers /Mr. J.M. McRuer /July 5? /66 J McRuer; (label) George Rowney & etc.
1970 NGC: National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, The Group of Seven, no. 19 (repr.).
Duval 1970: Canadian Art: Vital Decades, McMichael Conservation Collection, (repr.).
Duval 1973: A Vision of Canada: McMichael Canadian Collection, p. 170 (repr.).
J.C. McRuer was Chief Justice at the time of donation. Joan Murray initially read the signature on the verso as “J.M. McRuer.” Janine Butler, Registrar, writes that it reads “J McRuer” according to her records, 11/11/2003.
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