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

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

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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