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medium: Oil »
support: on canvas »
year(s): 1914 »   //  1915 »
1914-1915.11
Northern River
Winter 1914–15
Oil on canvas
45 5/16 x 40 3/16 in. (115.1 x 102 cm)
Inscription recto: l.r., TOM THOMSON

Exhibition History

1915 OSA: Ontario Society of Artists, Toronto, Ontario, Ontario Society of Artists Forty-third Annual Exhibition, no. 125 (repr.).
1918 St. Louis: Mo, Paintings by Canadian Artists, Loaned by the National Gallery of Canada, no. 31.
1920 Thomson: Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Memorial Exhibition of Paintings by Tom Thomson, no. 1.
1924 Wembley: British Empire, London, British Empire Exhibition, Section of Fine Arts, no. 241, ill. in b/w.
1925 Ghent: Palais des Fκtes, Parc de la Citadelle, Exposition Triennale de Gand, no. 730.
1926 AGT Inaugural: Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Inaugural Exhibition, no. 261.
1927 Paris: Musιe & du Jeu de Paume, Exposition d'art canadien, no. 237.
1932 Thomson: National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Imperial Economic Conference, no. 3.
1941 Thomson: Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Horatio Walker - Tom Thomson
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. 40.
1944 AGT: Navy League of Canada (Ontario Division), Toronto, Ontario, Loan Exhibition of Great Paintings in Aid of Allied Merchant Seamen, no. 73.
1944 New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, Conn, Canadian Art, 1760 - 1943
1945 DPC: no. 132.
1949 Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Mass, Forty Years of Canadian Painting: From Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven to the Present Day, no. 90.
1949 Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Va, Exhibition of Canadian Painting, 1668 - 1948, no. 71.
1957 Thomson Windsor: Willistead Art Gallery, Windsor, Tom Thomson 1877 - 1917, no. 9.
1958 Los Angeles: National Gallery of Canada, Calif, Tom Thomson
1960 Mexico: Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno, lnstituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Arte Canadiense, no. 114.
1966 Vancouver: Vancouver Art Gallery, British Columbia, Images for a Canadian Heritage, no. 71.
1967 NGC (2): National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Three Hundred Years of Canadian Art, no. 188.
1970 NGC: National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, The Group of Seven, no. 55 (repr.).
1971 Thomson: Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, The Art of Tom Thomson, no. 37 (repr.).
1974 Spokane: Bureau International des Expositions, Wash, Our Land, Our Sky, Our Water: An Exhibition of American and Canadian Art Organized by Alfred Frankenstein on the Occasion of the International Exposition, no.113.
1977 Thomson: Tom Thomson Memorial Gallery and Museum of Fine Art, Owen Sound, Ontario, The Tom Thomson Memorial Exhibition, no. 2.
1978 Thomson: The Gallery Stratford, Stratford, Ontario, Lake in Algonquin Park: An Examination of an Early Painting by Tom Thomson
1984 AGO: Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, The Mystic North: Symbolist Landscape Painting in Northern Europe and North America, 1890 - 1940, (repr. col.).
2002 Thomson: National Gallery of Canada; Art Gallery of Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario, Tom Thomson, 40 (repr. col.).
2004 St. Petersburg: Art Gallery of Ontario, Tom Thomson, no. 20 (repr. col.).
2010 Kleinburg: McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Ontario, Defiant Spirits: The Modernist Revolution of the Group of Seven

Published References

Charlesworth 1915: "O.S.A.'s Exhibition, 1915," (repr.).
Brown 1917: "Landscape Art in Canada," pp. 7, 32 (repr.).
MacCallum 1918: "Tom Thomson: Painter of the North," p. 379.
Shawville Equity 1919: "Canadian Art"
Fairley 1920: "Tom Thomson and Others," p. 246.
Charlesworth 1922: "The National Gallery a National Reproach"
Canadian Magazine 1924: "Fine Arts From Canada," p. 132 (repr.).
NGC 1924a: A Portfolio of Pictures from the Canadian Section of Fine Arts, British Empire Exhibition, London, 1924, (repr.).
Housser 1926: A Canadian Art Movement: The Story of the Group of Seven, pp. 99–100.
Paillard 1927: "La penture canadienne aux Tuileries," (repr.).
Dick 1928: "The National Gallery of Canada: Tom Thomson"
Davies 1930a: Paddle and Palette: The Story of Tom Thomson, p. 9 (repr.).
McLennan 1931: Children's Artist Friends, pp. 1–2 (repr. frontispiece).
Canadian Bookman 1932: "Children's Artist Friends"
Robson 1932: Canadian Landscape Painters, p. 143 (repr. col.).
Lismer 1932b: Outline for Picture Study: The Northern River
Davies 1935: A Study of Tom Thomson: The Story of a Man Who Looked for Beauty and for Truth in the Wilderness, pp. 78, 91 (repr. col.).
Robson 1937: Tom Thomson, pp. 14–15 (repr. col.).
United Empire 1938: "Recent Canadian Art," p. 401 (repr.).
Shoolman & Slatkin 1942: The Enjoyment of Art in America, pp. 693, pl. 712 (repr.).
Buchanan 1945: Canadian Painters from Paul Kane to the Group of Seven, fig. 41 (repr.) as 1913.
Canadian 1946: [unknown title], (repr. col.).
Saunders 1947: Algonquin Story, pp. 170, 174 (repr. col.).
Buchanan 1950: The Growth of Canadian Painting, pp. 31, fig. 17 (repr.).
Lismer 1954: "Tom Thomson (1877-1917): Canadian Painter," p. 173 (repr.).
Jackson 1958: A Painter's Country: The Autobiography of ΐ.Y. Jackson, p. 106.
Hubbard 1960b: National Gallery of Canada, Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture, p. 293 (repr.).
Hubbard 1962: The Gallery of Canadian Art, 2 Tom Thomson, pp. 9, fig. 10 (repr.).
Hubbard 1963: The Development of Canadian Art, pp. 88–89, pl. 153 (repr.).
Brown, M 1964: Breaking Barriers: Eric Brown National Gallery, (repr. col.).
Harper 1966: Painting in Canada: A History, pp. 282 (repr.) 2nd edition, 275.
Davies 1967: Tom Thomson: The Story of a Man Who Looked for Beauty and for Truth in the Wilderness, page facing 57, 64, 74 (repr. col.).
Addison 1969: Tom Thomson, The Algonquin Years, pp. 36, 40, 44, 81 (repr. col.).
Mellen 1970: The Group of Seven, pp. 49, 50–51, 66 (repr. col.).
Reid 1970: The Group of Seven, pp. 82–83.
Murray 1971: The Art of Tom Thomson, pp. 19, 36, 37 n47, 71, 76, 92 (repr.).
Reid 1973: A Concise History of Canadian Painting, pp. 142–143 (repr.).
Lord 1974: Painting in Canada: Towards a People's Art, p. 128.
Reid 1975: Tom Thomson: The Jack Pine, pp. 11–12, 15, 17 (repr.).
Brink 1977: "Tom Thomson and the Personal Meaning of Landscape," p. 32 (repr.).
Town & Silcox 1977: Tom Thomson: The Silence and the Storm, pp. 28, 58, 95 (repr. col.).
Zemans 1977: "A Celebration of Tom Thomson," p. 11.
Town 1977a: "Tom's Work," p. 178.
Varley 1978: Lake in Algonquin Park: An Examination of an Early Painting by Tom Thomson, (repr.).
Martinsen 1984: "The Scandinavian Impact on the Group of Seven's Vision of the Canadian Landscape," pp. 11–12 (repr.).
Nasgaard 1984: The Mystic North: Symbolist Landscape Painting in Northern Europe and North America 1890-1940, pp. 177, 179, 184 (repr. col.).
Town 1985: "Thomson, Thomas John," p. 1817.
McMichael, R 1986: One Man's Obsession, p. 186.
Murray 1991: p. 28 (repr.).
Welsh-Ovcharov 1992: Charles Pachter, p. 94 (repr.).
Porcelain Artist 1994: p. 32 (repr. colour).
Murray 1994b: Northern Lights: Masterpieces of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, pp. 55–56 (repr. col.).
Booth 1995: Images of Nature: Canadian Poets and The Group of Seven, pp. 6–7 (repr. col.).
Silcox 1996: Painting Place: The Life and Work of David B. Milne., p. 220.
Davis 1998: Thomson, Thomas John (Tom), p. 998.
Murray 1998: Tom Thomson: Design for a Canadian Hero, pp. 32, 65 (repr. col.).
Wistow 1999: Meet the Group of Seven, p. 17 (repr. col.).
Murray 1999b: Tom Thomson: Trees, pp. 46–47 (repr. col.).
Rhodes 2001: A First Book of Canadian Aart, p. 32 (repr. col.).
Duffy 2002: "Algonquin Revisited: Biography to Hagiography to Label," (repr.).
Hannon 2002: "Sunday in the Park With Tom," pp. 78, 82 (repr. col.).
Reid and Hill 2002: Tom Thomson, pp. 60, 130–132, 134, 193 (repr. col.), 313–14.
Murray 2004: Water: Lawren Harris and the Group of Seven, pp. 110–111 (repr. col.).
King 2010: Defiant Spirits: The Modernist Revolution of the Group of Seven, Pl. 15 (repr. col.), 163–64, 166, 167, 190, 216, 403.
Whitelaw 2010: The Visual Arts in Canada: The Twentieth Century, p. 42.
Murray 2011: A Treasury of Tom Thomson, pp. 34–35 (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.