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medium: Oil »
support: on wood panel »
year(s): 1915 »
1915.57
Marguerites, Wood Lilies, and Vetch
Summer 1915
Alternate titles: Cow Lily, Wild Flowers; Flowers; Study of Wild Flowers; Wildflowers; Wood Lilies and Vetch
Oil on wood panel
8 3/8 x 10 1/2 in. (21.3 x 26.7 cm)
Inscription verso: u.l., in graphite, 20; u.l., in graphite, by artist, Study of Wild Flowers Tom Thomson; u.r., on label in graphite, J Lawson - T.6; u.l., in brushed ink, NOT FOR SALE / J.E.H.MACDONALD; c.l., in ink, Property of J.S. Lawson / Emmanuel College; in graphite on torn blue bordered label, Marguerite-Wood / Lily and Vetch Not for Sale / 20 (circled); l.r., in red pencil, 12

Exhibition History

1919 Thomson: Arts Club, Montreal, Quebec, Exhibition of Paintings by the Late Tom Thomson, no. 20, as Wood Lilies and Vetch, lent by J.E.H. MacDonald.
1937 Thomson: Mellors Galleries, Toronto, Ontario, Loan Exhibition of Works by Tom Thomson, Mellors Galleries, no. 53, as Cow Lily, Wild Flowers, lent by J.S. Lawson, Toronto.
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. 43.
1947 AGT: Art Gallery of Toronto, Ontario, Pictures Purchased by the Albert H. Robson Fund, as Flowers, c. 1916.
1954 VAG: Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Group of Seven, no. 69.
1957 Thomson Windsor: Willistead Art Gallery, Windsor, Tom Thomson 1877 - 1917, no. 14.
1965 London: London Public Library and Art Museum, Ontario, Canadian Impressionists, 1895 - 1965, no. 334.
1971 Thomson: Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, The Art of Tom Thomson, no. 59 (repr.).
2002 Thomson: National Gallery of Canada; Art Gallery of Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario, Tom Thomson, no. 55 (repr. col.).
2004 St. Petersburg: Art Gallery of Ontario, Tom Thomson, no. 29.

Published References

Robson 1937: Tom Thomson, pp. 12 –13 as Wildflowers (repr. col.), collection J.S. Lawson.
McInnes 1940: "Tom Thomson," (repr.).
Peart 1961: The Winds of Change: A History of Canada and Canadians in the Twentieth Century, pl. 1.
Addison 1969: Tom Thomson, The Algonquin Years, p. 27 as Flowers (repr. col.).
Bradfield 1970: Art Gallery of Ontario: The Canadian Collection, p. 445.
Murray 1971: The Art of Tom Thomson, pp. 77, 93 (repr.).
Town & Silcox 1977: Tom Thomson: The Silence and the Storm, p. 110 (repr. col.).
Murray 1986a: The Best of Tom Thomson, p. 41 (repr. col.).
Shields, Carol 1995: The Stone Diaries
Murray 2002: Flowers: J.E.H MacDonald, Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, pp. 12–3, 102–3, (repr. col.).
Reid and Hill 2002: Tom Thomson, pp. 79, 133, 208 (repr. col.).
Silcox 2003: The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson, p. 83 (repr. col.).
Murray 2011: A Treasury of Tom Thomson, pp. 50–51 (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.