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medium: Oil »
support: on wood panel »
year(s): 1917 »
Spring in Algonquin Park
Spring 1917
Oil on wood panel
8 3/8 x 10 1/2 in. (21.2 x 26.7 cm)
Inscription verso: u.r.q., label, Toronto / January 28 - 1928 / This is one of Tom's pictures / which was given to me by Father / today at Owen Sound. It was one / of the pictures taken by Father from / Mowatt [sic] Lodge, Algonquin Park, in 1917 / when Tom died, and in was painted in / the spring of 1917. I asked Dr. McCallum of / Toronto over the phone today whether it would / be possible to have Tom's seal affixed to this sketch / He suggested writing the above to establish its authenticity / G.W. Thomson 15 / 3 / 47 Above copied from original back cover

Exhibition History

1971 Thomson: Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, The Art of Tom Thomson, no. 112 (repr.).
1995 Thomson: Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Tom Thomson. The Last Spring, no. 33.
2011 Dulwich: Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, Painting Canada: Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, no. 34, Pl. 40 (repr. col.).

Published References

Murray 1971: The Art of Tom Thomson, pp. 48, 89 (repr.).
Town & Silcox 1977: Tom Thomson: The Silence and the Storm, pp. 188, 232 (repr. col.).
Murray 1994a: Tom Thomson: The Last Spring, p. 58 (repr.).
Silcox 2002: Tom Thomson: An Introduction to his Life and Art, p. 39 as private collection [sic] (repr. col.).
Dejardin 2011: Painting Canada: Tom Thomson and The Group of Seven, p. 107 (repr. col.).
Record last updated February 16, 2016. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.