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medium: Oil »
year(s): 1915 »
Smoke Lake
Summer 1915
Oil on split panel marouglaged to plywood
8 7/16 x 10 9/16 in. (21.5 x 26.9 cm)
Inscription recto: (1970) u.l., Thoreau MacDonald; l., Tom Thomson Inscription verso: Northern Lights (1915.70)

Exhibition History

1998 McMichael: McMichael Canadian Art Collection, In the Wilds: Canoeing and Canadian Art
2011 Dulwich: Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, Painting Canada: Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, no. 19, Pl. 21 (repr. col.).

Published References

Duval 1967: The McMichael Conservation Collection: A Catalogue of Outstanding Work by Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, (repr.).
Duval 1970: Canadian Art: Vital Decades, McMichael Conservation Collection, (repr.).
Duval 1973: A Vision of Canada: McMichael Canadian Collection, pp. 26, 170 (repr. col.).
Dejardin 2011: Painting Canada: Tom Thomson and The Group of Seven, p. 88 (repr. col.).


The work is the recto of Northern Lights, Summer 1915 (1915.70) (gift of the artist to Thoreau MacDonald). The panel was split by Eduard Zukowski at the Art Gallery of Toronto in 1967 or 1968.

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