oil on board
10.5 x 13.75 in
Gift from Margaret (Peggy) Knox, the artist’s daughter
By descent, private collection, Winnipeg
Heffel, June, 2009
Private collection, B.C.
It is likely this fine sketch was painted by Harris during his first documented trip to Algonquin Park with Tom Thomson in the early spring of 1916. It is certain they were up in the north-eastern portion of the park near Petawawa Gorge in April of that year. Blodwen Davies relates that Thomson set up camp, likely with Harris, on Lake Achray, south-east of Grand Lake, early in June. His first excursion was following one of the Booth Company log drives down the south branch of the Petawawa for three or four days.
-The Group of Seven by Dennis Reid