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Catalogue entry

The Alligator, Algonquin Park
Summer or fall 1916
Alternate titles: Alligator
Oil on composite wood-pulp board
8 7/16 x 10 9/16 in. (21.5 x 26.8 cm)
Stamped: Inscription recto: l.r., estate stamp Inscription verso: c., estate stamp; t., in graphite, The Alligator 1916 Algonquin Park / JM; c.r., #315; l.r., in graphite, 101 M. Thomson; l.r., in graphite, # 89 / MS


Toronto, 1938
Stewart and Letty Bennett, Toronto, 1948
University of Guelph Collection, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario (UG1989.096). Bequest of Stewart and Letty Bennett, Georgetown, Ontario, 1982, donated by the Ontario Heritage Foundation, Toronto, 1988

Exhibition History

Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, The Ontario Heritage Foundation, Stewart and Letty Bennett Collection, March 2–May 29, 1984, no. 58 (repr. col.).
Traveled to: Laurentian University Museum and Arts Centre, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, August 29–September 23, 1984; Sarnia Public Library and Art Gallery, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, December 7, 1984–January 8, 1985; Lynnwood Arts Centre, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, July 6–29, 1984; Tom Thomson Memorial Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada, June 8–24, 1984; Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, October 25–November 18, 1984; Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, January 24–February 17, 1985; Rodman Hall Arts Centre, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, March 7–30, 1985.
National Gallery of Canada; Art Gallery of Ontario, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Tom Thomson, June 7–September 8, 2002, no. 110 (repr. col.).
Traveled to: Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, October 5, 2002–January 5, 2003; Musée du Québec, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, February 6–April 3, 2003; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 30–September 7, 2003; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, September 29–December 7, 2003.

Published References

Town, Harold, and David P. Silcox. Tom Thomson: The Silence and the Storm. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1977, p. 82 as Alligator.
Reid, Dennis and Charles C. Hill. Tom Thomson. Vancouver/Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre with the Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery of Canada, 2002, pp. 32, 138, 265 (repr. col.).
Record last updated February 25, 2016. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.