Artist Thomas Mower Martin
Title Rapids [Beginning of a River]
Media oil on canvas
Size 17.25 x 22.25 in. / 43.8 x 56.5 cm.
Frame Size 23 x 27.75 x 2.5 in.
signed lower right; titled verso; framed; some cracking and surface dirt noted; some handling marks on frame
The Collectors' Gallery of Art, Calgary, label verso; private collection, Calgary
Thomas Mower Martin ~ [1838-1934] Canadian OSA, RCA
see The Father of Canadian Art, Thomas Mower Martin, by T.Graeme, T and T Enertprises, Sidney, 2009; N.G.C. Vol.III, by R.Hubbard, pg.208; A.G.O., by the A.G.O., pg.299; R.O.M. Canadian Watercolours, by M.Allodi; biographies in E.P.E.C., by R.Harper, pg.217; MacDonald, Vol.4, pg.1113 and Westbridge, Vol.3, pg.16, Westbridge Pub.; founding member of the O.S.A. and charter member of the R.C.A.; see also Canadian Landscape Painters, by A.Robson, pg.42, Ryerson Press, 1932 and Canadian Art: Its Origin and Development, by W.Colgate, pg.24; exhibition lists in R.C.A.A., pg.271 and M.M.F.A., by E.McMann, pg.255; listed on Artists in Canada, a Union List of Artists' Files, by National Gallery of Canada Library et al, Canadian Heritage Information Network [CHIN] website