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medium: Oil »
support: on wood panel »
year(s): 1916 »
Aura Lee Lake
Spring 1916
Alternate titles: Spring Aura Lea Lake
Oil on wood panel
8 7/16 x 10 1/2 in. (21.4 x 26.7 cm)
Inscription verso: l.r., half of estate stamp (M; u.l., in graphite, Reserved for / STUDIO BUILDING; u.l., in graphite, by Lawren Harris?, for Tom MacLean; u.r., brown bordered label (removed), (TT writing) Spring Aura Lee Lake / 11 (circled) Not for Sale (crossed out)

Exhibition History

1919 Thomson: Arts Club, Montreal, Quebec, Exhibition of Paintings by the Late Tom Thomson, no. 11.

Published References

Duval 1970: Canadian Art: Vital Decades, McMichael Conservation Collection, (repr.).
Duval 1973: A Vision of Canada: McMichael Canadian Collection, pp. 20, 171 (repr.).
McMichael 1983: p. 28 (repr.).


The corners of the sketch have nail or pin holes but they do not pierce through the sketch. Other sketches with the same feature include Burnt Country, Spring 1915 (1915.33), Dawn on Round Lake [Kawawaymog Lake], Fall 1915 (1915.115), and Algonquin Evening, Fall 1916 (1916.106)

Record last updated April 5, 2016. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.