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The Future Now

Until June 8, 2007

The Future Now

Paul Peel,
After the Bath (detail), 1890,
oil on canvas.
gift of the Government of the Province of Ontario, 1972.
© 2006 Art Gallery of Ontario

Continuing the success of Favourites: Your Choices from Our Collection, this exhibition features more highlights from the permanent collection. Try out our experimental installation strategies, and help plan the 110 new galleries opening in 2008.

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The Future Now - On view from January 31st

Claude Monet
French, 1840-1926
Charing Cross Bridge, brouillard (Charing Cross Bridge, Fog), 1902
oil on canvas
73.0 x 92.0 cm
Gift of Ethel and Milton Harris, 1990

Pierre Bonnard
French, 1867-1947
La Table Garnie (Table Laid for Dessert), around 1924
oil on canvas
38.1 x 55.9 cm
Purchase, 1935

Tom Thomson
Canadian, 1877-1917
The West Wind, 1916-1917
oil on canvas
120.7 x 137.9 cm
Gift of the Canadian Club of Toronto, 1926

Lawren S. Harris
Canadian, 1885-1970
Lake Superior, around 1924
oil on canvas
101.7 x 127.3 cm
Bequest of Charles S. Band, Toronto, 1970

Paul Kane
Canadian, 1810-1871
Indian Encampment on Lake Huron, around 1845
oil on canvas
48.3 x 73.7 cm
Purchase, 1932
Signy Eaton 37.2

Jean Baptiste Siméon Chardin
French, 1699-1779
Jar of Apricots, 1758
oil on canvas
57.2 x 50.8 cm (oval)
Purchase, 1962

Circle of Hans Holbein the Younger
English, 16th century
Portrait of Henry VIII (1491-1547; reigned 1509-47)
oil on oak wood panel
64.0 x 51.8 cm
Anonymous Gift, 2000

Vincent van Gogh
Dutch, 1853-1890
A woman with a spade, seen from behind, 1885
oil on canvas on wood panel
41.7 x 32.3 cm
Gift of Ann and Lawrence Heisey, 1997
Odette 8.1 (HTS)

Pablo Picasso
Spanish, 1881-1973
La Soupe, 1902
oil on canvas
38.5 x 46.0 cm
Gift of Margaret Dunlap Crang, 1983

Alex Colville
Canadian, born 1920
Woman in Bathtub, 1973
acrylic polymer emulsion on particle board
87.8 x 87.6 cm
Purchased with assistance from Wintario, 1978
Odette 11.1
Odette 14.1 front
S.69 45U

Augustus John
British, 1878-1961
The Marchesa Casati, 1919
oil on canvas
96.5 x 68.6 cm
Purchase, 1934
Odette 6.2 (HTS)

The Malmesbury Châsse: The Crucifixion and Christ in Majesty
French (Limoges), circa 1180-1190
champlevé enamel on gilded copper, mounted with rock crystal
26.0 x 32.0 x 10.5 cm
On loan from the Thomson Collection
AGOID 29082, AL 0654


Unidentified artist
Yoruba, Nigeria
Divination Bowl: Mother and Child (Agere Ifa), end of 19th century
wood, glass beads
Gift from the Frum Collection, 1999


Navy Board Model of "The Revenge" (a 70 gun third rate ship of the line in service 1718-1740)
British, circa 1718
attributed to Hayward, master shipwright at Woolwich Dockyard
The Thomson Collection, Thomson Fund Purchase, 2005


Unidentified artist
Bamileke, Kingdom of Bakassa, Cameroon
Cameroon King (Nguambo), mid-19th century
wood, traces of pigment
156.5 x 63.0 x 43.0 cm
Gift from the Frum Collection, 2001


Auguste Rodin
French, 1840-1917
conceived 1881; cast before 1929
Height: 182.9 cm
Purchase, 1929
S.70 (crated)


Paul Peel
Canadian, 1860-1892
After the Bath, 1890
oil on canvas
147.3 x 110.5 cm
Gift of the Government of Province of Ontario, 1972

James Tissot
French, 1836-1902
La demoiselle de magasin (The Shop Girl), around 1883-1885
oil on canvas
146.1 x 101.6 cm
Gift from Corporations' Subscription Fund, 1968


John William Waterhouse
British, 1849-1917
" 'I am half sick of shadows,' said The Lady of Shalott" (Alfred, Lord Tennyson, The Lady of Shalott, Part II), 1915
oil on canvas
100.3 x 73.7 cm
Gift of Mrs. Philip B. Jackson, 1971

Unknown Chinese (Qianlong Period)
Chinese –
Snuff Bottle: Three Taoist Lohans, 1736-1795
7.6 x 5.1 x 2.5 cm
On loan from the Thomson Collection
AGOID 29417

Chinese (Qing Dynasty)
Chinese –
Snuff Bottle, 1780-1850
Ivory, glass, tortoise shell
6.6 x 3.8 x 1.7 cm
The Thomson Collection, Gift 2003
AGOID 69169

Chinese (Qing Dynasty)
Chinese –
Snuff Bottle, Imperial Palace Workshops of Beijing, 1750-1820
Coral, green tourmaline, moonstone, ivory
8.7 x 6.5 x 5.7 cm
The Thomson Collection, Gift 2003
AGOID 69170

Chinese (Possibly Guangzhou, Qing Dynasty)
Chinese –
Snuff Bottle, 18th century
Glass, bronze, pink tourmaline, gilded metal, ivory spoon
6.6 x 5.4 x 1.3 cm
The Thomson Collection, Gift 2003
AGOID 69171

Unknown Chinese (Qianlong Period)
Chinese –
Snuff Bottle, 1736-1795
Glass with red coral stopper inlaid with green bead with wood collar
5.92 cm
The Thomson Collection, Gift 2003
AGOID 70022


Lawrence Weiner (American, b. 1940)
Many Things Brought from One Climate to Another to Make a Grouping of Things Not
Related to the Climate at Hand
Language and the materials referred to
Purchase, 1981

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