"Tom Thomson came up early in April, 1917, while the Frasers were putting in the ice. It was this spring that he painted the picture of Larry’s cabin, “The Artist’s Hut”. The two figures in the foreground are Mrs. Fraser, in green, and Mrs. Crombie, in red. Mrs. Crombie was the wife of Lieut. Robert Crombie of the Royal Engineers. He was then in Canada because of illness. He and his wife were at Canoe Lake on their honeymoon."

- R.P. Little

R P Little recollections, 1917