A "notable canvas by [Franklin Carmichael] which will probably be one of the most popular in the exhibition... a glacier-green stream winding between green hills... a wholly delightful painting... with nothing of stale picture-making about it..." This is how a Brooklyn critic described The Valley upon viewing it at a Group of Seven show in 1924. As much as the painting looks like untouched nature, this work was based on sketches of the Don River Valley close to Toronto's Yonge Street--a busy thoroughfare. On view in Out of the Woods: Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven until April 17.
The Valley, 1921
Art Gallery of Alberta Collection, presented by the Edmonton Teacher's Association, 1926
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