FIRST KNOWN LANDSCAPE IN OIL, 1904

 

“Of course we always had time to go fishing whenever the fishing was good, but Tom always carried his sketch pad and pencils, whenever an unusual scene showed up I knew that it meant curtains as far as the fishing was concerned.”

- Ralph Thomson

(Thomson gave this painting to Alice Eleanor Lambert. Purchased from Alice by a Canadian historian and recently authenticated by experts, it is the first known oil painting by Thomson. In 1904, this spot on the shore of Lake Washington was popular for bathing and was at the end of the trolley line which passed by Tom's boarding house.)

Lake Washington, c. 1904
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FIRST KNOWN LANDSCAPE IN OIL, 1904