Artworks and Artists
Northern River

Northern River,
Thomson, Tom
oil on canvas
115.1 x 102 cm


The Canadian wilderness

A tranquil stream, bathed in the pale, soft light of a grey day, appears through a delicate tracery of tree trunks and branches.

"Thomson in his canoe, with his fishline and sketch box, paddling along a shore line looking for something to paint, somewhere to make camp for a night or a week, is a picture to remember of a pioneer who was an artist, and that is a rare combination in our national story."
Arthur Lismer