Tom Thomson at Achray in 1916, Revisions

Abstract: This page summarizes the revisions to 'Tom Thomson at Achray in 1916'

2017 March 24

We have revised our discussion of The Sketch for 'The West Wind' to reference our new, full page discussion of the location of this sketch: The West Wind by Tom Thomson

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Sketch for 'The West Wind'

2017 March 07

We have made many minor copy edits throughout the section as well as some more substantive changes outlined below:

  • Tom Thomson at Achray in 1916
    • We have added: "Gregory Klages. 2016. The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson — Separating Fact From Fiction, Dundurn Press, Toronto" to our list of sources. While the facts related in this book are — in a sense — "not new", this book places them in a context that is an important contribution to the discussion of the circumstances surrounding Thomson's death.
  • The Out-Side-In
    • We have explicitly included the Tom Thomson sketch Hills and Swirling Sky (verso). We believe that this sketch proves that this panel was painted in 1916.
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      Hills and Swirling Sky (verso)

  • Berm Lake and Johnston Creek
    • No substantive changes.
  • Grand Lake
    • In our discussion of Spring Lake we have added a modern photo that explicitly includes the railbed.
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      Spring Lake (Rocks and Water)

  • Between St. Andrews Lake and High Falls Lake
    • No substantive changes.
  • Barron Canyon (Gorges of the Petawawa)
    • We have changed the title of this page from Gorges of the Petawawa to Barron Canyon
    • We now believe that Petawawa, Algonquin Park and Petawawa Gorges, Night were painted at the Natch on the north Branch of the Petawawa River. Thus we have moved the discussion of these two sketches to a new page entitled The Natch. This changed has necessitated many edits on this page (including the title).
  • The Natch
    • This is a new page discussing Petawawa, Algonquin Park and Petawawa Gorges, Night.

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      Petawawa, Algonquin Park

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      Petawawa Gorges, Night

  • South of Grand Lake
    • No substantive changes.
  • Findable but Unlocated Tom Thomson Sketching Locations
    • We have removed the conjecture that Algonquin Park might have been painted on Little Cedar Lake. This is our conclusion based on our visit there in 2016 June. We have no current ideas of where this sketch was painted.

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      Algonquin Park

  • Tom Thomson at Achray in 1916, Conclusions
    • This page has been edited to be consistent with our current belief that Thomson probably did paint on his canoe trip with Ed Godin. Previously, we were skeptical of this.

2016 June 10

We have made multiple edits throughout to reflect our early season field work.
  • We have revised the discussion of Petawawa Gorges to reflect a better match. We have revised the discussion of Petawawa, Algonquin Park to more strongly consider the possibility that it is of The Natch on the Petawawa River (north branch) rather than in the Barron Canyon. These two changes led to more widespread revisions to the pages Gorges of the Petawawa and Conclusions.

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    Petawawa Gorges

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    Petawawa, Algonquin Park

  • We have made some minor revisions to our discussion of The Waterfall.

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    The Waterfall

  • We have located Yellow Sunset. Consequently, we have removed this painting from Findable but Unlocated Tom Thomson Sketching Locations and added a discussion to South of Grand Lake.

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    Yellow Sunset

  • We revisited the location of In Petawawa Gorges, Spring but were unable to get a better photographic match. This has been noted in the discussion.

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    In Petawawa Gorges, Spring

  • We have replaced one of the modern era photographs in the discussion of The Lake, Bright Day.

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    The Lake, Bright Day

  • We have revised the caption for Rocky Shore to reflect that it doesn't seem to be in Carcajou Bay.

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    Rocky Shore

2016 April 03

Mention of the similarity of View from the Top of a Hill with Aura Lee Lake (see the Tom Thomson Catalogue Raisonné entry for Aura Lee Lake) was added to the discussion of View from the Top of a Hill.

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View from the Top of a Hill

Mention that View from the Top of a Hill and Yellow Sunset were painted on the same board, back-to-back, was added to the discussion of View from the Top of a Hill. Further, Yellow Sunset was added to the set of sketches being discussed.

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Yellow Sunset

A note was added to South of Grand Lake re beavers in western Algonquin Park in the early days of the 20th century.

This page (Tom Thomson at Achray in 1916, Revisions) was added.

2016 March 21

Original pages published