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year(s): 1916 »
In the Sugar Bush (Shannon Fraser)
Spring 1916
Oil on composite wood-pulp board
10 9/16 x 8 9/16 in. (26.8 x 21.8 cm)
Inscription recto: l.l., estate stamp Inscription verso: c., estate stamp; in graphite on printed label, ART GALLERY OF TORONTO / GRANGE PARK / 7/12/53 / PROPERTY A.G.T. / Canoe Lake / Where TT boarded / Shannon Fraser; c., in graphite, #322 / Sugar Bush / TOM THOMSON; (1970) in graphite, 1916; in graphite, In a Sugar Bush

Exhibition History

1971 Thomson: Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, The Art of Tom Thomson, no. 91 (repr.).
2002 Thomson: National Gallery of Canada; Art Gallery of Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario, Tom Thomson, no. 45 (repr. col.), as spring 1915.
2004 St. Petersburg: Art Gallery of Ontario, Tom Thomson, no. 25.

Published References

Hubbard 1962: The Gallery of Canadian Art, 2 Tom Thomson, p. 8.
Bradfield 1970: Art Gallery of Ontario: The Canadian Collection, p. 446.
Murray 1971: The Art of Tom Thomson, pp. 43, 84 (repr.).
Dumas 1972: "Exposition rétrospective de Tom Thomson"
Town & Silcox 1977: Tom Thomson: The Silence and the Storm, p. 137 (repr. col.).
Murray 1986a: The Best of Tom Thomson, p. 15 as 1916 (repr.).
Reid and Hill 2002: Tom Thomson, pp. 32, 99, 132, 149, 198 (repr. col.).


J.S. (Shannon) Fraser was postmaster of Mowat and with his wife kept Mowat Lodge, a hotel on Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park, Thomson’s headquarters from 1914 to 1917.

Record last updated February 26, 2016. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.