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medium: Oil »
support: on paper »
year(s): 1912 »
Drowned Land
Fall 1912
Alternate titles: Burnt Country
Oil on paper (with embossed canvas texture) on plywood
6 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. (17.5 x 25.1 cm)
Inscription recto: l.r., Tom Thomson Inscription verso: c., in red pencil, 54

Exhibition History

1937 Thomson: Mellors Galleries, Toronto, Ontario, Loan Exhibition of Works by Tom Thomson, Mellors Galleries, no. 90, as Burnt Country, For Sale.
1942 London: Elsie Perrin Williams Memorial Public Library & Art Museum, Ontario, Milestones of Canadian Art: A Retrospective Exhibition of Canadian Art from Paul Kane and Kreighoff to the Contemporary Painters, no. 44.
1954 VAG: Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Group of Seven, no. 68.
1957 Thomson London: London Public Library and Art Museum, London, Ontario, Tom Thomson 1877 - 1917, George Thomson 1868 -, no. 38.
1957 Thomson Windsor: Willistead Art Gallery, Windsor, Tom Thomson 1877 - 1917, no. 13.
1967 Stratford: Rothman's Art Gallery of Stratford, Ontario, Ten Decades 1867 - 1967 Ten Painters, no. 16.
1971 Thomson: Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, The Art of Tom Thomson, no. 4 (repr.).
1982 Sault Ste. Marie: Art Gallery of Algoma, Algoma, Ontario, Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven
2002 Thomson: National Gallery of Canada; Art Gallery of Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario, Tom Thomson, no. 5 (repr. col.).
2004 St. Petersburg: Art Gallery of Ontario, Tom Thomson, no. 2.

Published References

Robson 1937: Tom Thomson, p. 6.
Hubbard 1962: The Gallery of Canadian Art, 2 Tom Thomson, fig. 4 (repr.).
Addison 1969: Tom Thomson, The Algonquin Years, p. 8 (repr.).
Bradfield 1970: Art Gallery of Ontario: The Canadian Collection, p. 444.
Murray 1971: The Art of Tom Thomson, pp. 24, 65 (repr.).
Lord 1974: Painting in Canada: Towards a People's Art, p. 126 (repr.).
Town & Silcox 1977: Tom Thomson: The Silence and the Storm, p. 39 (repr. col.).
Davis 1998: Thomson, Thomas John (Tom), p. 996.
Reid and Hill 2002: Tom Thomson, pp. 29, 95, 120, 146, 157 (repr. col.).
Record last updated March 3, 2016. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.