Canadian Fine Art Auction

November 21, 2016

LOT 19
TOM THOMSON
  • TOM THOMSON
  • TOM THOMSON
  • TOM THOMSON

19

TOM THOMSON

FOREST BRANCHES

graphite and gouache on board
7.25 ins x 9.75 ins; 17.8 cms x 25.4 cms

Estimate $25,000-$30,000

Realised: $108,000
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

This lot is included in the Thomson catalogue raisonné as cat. no. 1910.03.

According to the catalogue raisonné, Harry Pinkerton and Thomson were acquaintances at Grip Ltd. which Thomson had joined circa 1908. Pinkerton and Thomson sometimes sketched together.

While we do not know the precise location of the scene depicted in this lot, David Silcox notes that “This effervescent crowd (of Grip artists) organized weekend sketching trips into the upper reaches of the Don and Humber Rivers, and sometimes up to Lake Scugog, not great distances from Toronto. Thomson also returned to his home from time to time, and several of the works from these transitional years were done in the Owen Sound area.”

Literature:

Harold Town and David P. Silcox, Tom Thomson: The Silence and the Storm, Firefly Books, Willowdale, 2001, page 53 and page 202 for this lot reproduced (as Untitled Landscape).

Provenance:

Harry Pinkerton, Toronto
Ruth Collins, Toronto
Private Collection, Toronto
Sotheby’s (Toronto), May 1987
Private Collection, Winnipeg
Private Collection, Toronto

Additional Info:

Department: Canadian Fine Art