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Catalogue entry

Open Water, Joe Creek
Spring 1917
Alternate titles: One sketch
Oil on wood panel
8 7/16 x 10 9/16 in. (21.5 x 26.8 cm)
Inscription verso: l.l., TOM THOMSON; u.m., in ink, OPEN WATER / JOE CREEK; u.l., in graphite, Not for Sale; c., in graphite, Not for Sale-JM.; r.c., in graphite, FAIRLEY; c., in ink, BARKER FAIRLEY; u.m., label, Open Water-Joe Creek / 14 (circled); label, AGT Dec 30/40; u.r., label, SMITH COLLEGE / MUSEUM OF ART / LOAN 61:41


Estate of the artist
Elizabeth Thomson Harkness, Annan and Owen Sound
Barker Fairley, by 1940
W. Allan Manford, Toronto, 1970
Private collection, Toronto
Thomson Collection @ Art Gallery of Ontario

Exhibition History

Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Horatio Walker - Tom Thomson, January 1941, as One sketch, lent by Barker Fairley, Toronto.
Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Tom Thomson. The Last Spring, May 4, 1995–January 7, 1996, no. 13.

Published References

Murray, Joan. Tom Thomson: The Last Spring. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1994, p. 35 (repr. col.).
Silcox, David P. The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson. Toronto: Firefly Books, 2003, p. 226 (repr. col.).
Shields, Conal ed. Ken Thomson The Collector: The Thomson Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Toronto: Skylet Publishing and The Art Gallery of Ontario, 2008, p. 141 (repr.col.).
Murray, Joan. A Treasury of Tom Thomson. Vancouver, Toronto, Berkeley: Douglas & McIntyre, 2011, pp. 134–135 (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.