RE-CREATION FRAME CHOICES
Add your own finishing touch to your Thomson re-creation with a choice of three high quality Larson-Juhl frames:
Creating an eye catching finish, the museum selected Salon frames are a timeless classic of Larson-Juhl, originally inspired by Louis XVI styles that reflect Thomson's era.
Finish: Gold - Width: 3" - Height: 1 3.8"
Complementing a variety tastes in décor, Larson-Juhl's Intermezzo molding features cherry wood veneer and a versatile profile that works in formal, traditional, and modern settings.
Finish: Dark Wood - Width: 2.5" - Height: 1.375"
The modern gold finish on Larson-Juhl's Zen molding creates a contemporary profile and a soft, neutral finish with luxurious, gentle hammered details.
Finish: Gold - Width: 1.375" - Height: 2"
THE STORY BEHIND THOMSON'S SKETCH
Tom Thomson prepared this board with a layer of lean, pale ochre paint. Perhaps in response to the weather, he glazed this bright under-layer with a thin, dark oil wash to produce a tone similar to the birch panels he would come to use more frequently the following year. The wash would have made the surface less absorbent, and was still wet at the time the sketch was made, which would have led to fast, fluid painting.
Thomson typically began sketches by setting the principal forms with a thin brush, usually starting with the most complex structural element of the composition, which clearly drew him. After roughing in the tree he would have then began to paint the swollen river, working from the far bank to near, before working up to the edges of the tree, with mostly horizontal brush strokes. Finally, he worked on the far bank and the sky before putting in the foreground and reworking the tree trunk and branches.
VERUS ART RE-CREATION FEATURES
Certificate of Authenticity
Each work is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, signed by the National Gallery of Canada.
An exclusive edition of only 350 re-creations authorized by the National Gallery of Canada.
Each re-creation is printed on an aluminum panel with the highest quality archival inks and a limited lifetime warranty.
High Fidelity Re-creations
The National Gallery of Canada compares the master proof against the original before authenticating the edition.
Premium Hand-Crafted Frames
Premium hand-crafted frames reflect the style of the historical era of the original artwork.
Making Art More Accessible
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