Historic Art | Tom Thomson

Burnt over forest 1915 ob 8

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Burnt-Over Forest, Spring, 1916

Technique: oil on wood panel

Dimensions: 8.5x10.5 in.

Inscription Recto
TOM THOMSON (incised, lower right)

Inscription Verso
in ink, to be the property/ of Ruth Ina Thomson/ daughter of John C. Thomson;
in ink, I declare this to be an original sketch/ by Tom Thomson Fraser Thomson

Provenance
Estate of the artist
Fraser Thomson, Seattle and Outremont, PQ
John C. Thomson, Seattle, by descent
Ruth Ina Thomson, Seattle, by descent
Private collection by descent, Toronto

Exhibitions
1957 Thomson London: London Public Library and Art Museum, London, Ontario, Tom Thomson 1877-1917, George Thomson 1868 -, no. 8, or 9?
1957 Thomson Windsor: Willistead Art Gallery, Windsor, Tom Thomson 1877-1917, no. 18, or 19?

Publications
Town & Silcox 1977: Tom Thomson: The Silence and the Storm, p. 88 (reproduced in colour)
Murray 1991: p. 35 (reproduced)
Murray 1994: Tom Thomson: The Last Spring, p. 70, 71 (reproduced)

About the Artist

Thomas John Thomson, painter (born 5 August 1877 in Claremont, ON; died 8 July 1917 in Algonquin Provincial Park, ON). An early inspiration for what became The Group of Seven, Tom Thomson was probably the most influential and enduringly popular Canadian artist of the early part of the twentieth century. His paintings The West Wind (1917) and Jack Pine (1916-1917) are familiar Canadian icons. (The Canadian Encyclopedia)
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