Tom Thomson: Decorative Panels Boxed Notecards
20 blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box
Printed on recycled paper
Published with the National Gallery of Canada
Box size: 5.375 x 7.375 x 1.5 in.
Card size: 5 x 7 in.
Ontario native Tom Thomson (1877–1917) became a commercial artist in his twenties and in 1909 was hired at the prominent Toronto engraving firm Grip Limited, a hotbed of talent employing several artists who would later found the famous Group of Seven.
In his free time, Thomson, an avid outdoorsman, loved to venture into northern Ontario’s rugged wilderness on painting expeditions. His boldly colored and textured landscapes soon found a following, and in 1915, Dr. J. M. MacCallum commissioned Thomson to paint a series of decorative panels for his cottage on Georgian Bay. Thomson painted seven such panels, four of which are presented in this boxed notecard assortment. The panels are numbered I through IV and date from 1915 to 1916.