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Tom Thomson

In the Northland

Artist

Tom Thomson
Claremont, Ontario, 1877 – Canoe Lake, Ontario, 1917

Title

In the Northland

Date

1915

Materials

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

101.7 x 114.5 cm

Credits

Purchase, gift of Dr. Francis J. Shepherd, Sir Vincent Meredith, Drs. Lauterman and W. Gardner and Mrs. Hobart Molson, inv. 1922.179

Collection

Quebec and Canadian Art

Based on a small oil sketch made in Algonquin Park in the fall of 1915, two years before the artist drowned in Canoe Lake, this masterful large-format painting was acquired in 1922 by the Art Association. The Association was the third institution in the country to acquire a canvas by Tom Thomson. In his writeup of the Spring Exhibition in March 1922, the Montreal Herald critic stated, “To many, the most interesting picture in the exhibition is a large canvas representative of the work of the late Tom Thomson.”

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