Lot # 120
Canadian, Impressionist & Modern Art Live auction

Thomas John (Tom) Thomson
OSA 1877 - 1917 Canadian

Sketch for Lake in Algonquin Park
oil on canvas on board 1913
7 x 9 7/8 in  17.8 x 25.1cm

Provenance:
A gift from the Artist to Thoreau MacDonald, son of J.E.H. MacDonald, 1915
Reverend James S. Lawson, Toronto
Given as a gift from the above to Jack Gardiner, while he was attending Emmanuel College, Toronto, 1937
By descent through the family of Jack Gardiner, Edmonton

Literature:
Dennis Reid, “Photographs by Tom Thomson,” The National Gallery of Canada Bulletin, no. 16, 1970, pages 2 - 5
Christopher Varley, Lake in Algonquin Park: An Examination of an Early Painting by Tom Thomson, Gallery Stratford, 1978, unpaginated
Joan Murray, Tom Thomson Catalogue Raisonné, the related canvas reproduced, http://tomthomsoncatalogue.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=270, accessed January 11, 2018

Inscribed on verso “To Jack Gardiner as a meagre token of a great esteem, Emmanuel College, Toronto, March 1937, Jim Lawson” and in Thoreau MacDonald’s hand “Painted by Tom Thomson, 1912 or 13" / "Given to T.M. 1915, Thoreau MacDonald” and "T. MacDonald"

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Estimate: $125,000 ~ $175,000 CAD  
Sold for: $481,250 CAD (including Buyer's Premium)

All prices are in Canadian Dollars.

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