The Thomson Collection Publications
The unveiling of The Thomson Collection is marked by a set of five books published by Skylet Publishing andthe Art Gallery of Ontario, which are available as a boxed set or individually.The publications explore the particular character of Ken Thomson's taste andhis remarkable collection as well as highlighting individual pieces and settingthem in their historical contexts.
Each book is 128 pages, jacketed paper, 280 x 240 mm
This set of five catalogues is available as a slip-covered set, or can be purchased separately.
$40 each, set of 5 for $185.
Co-published by the Art Gallery of Ontario and Skylet Publishing
Produced by Paul Holberton Publishing
Catalogues available now at shop AGO:
Kenneth Thomson the Collector: The Thomson Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario
The first of the five books presenting the Thomson Collection at the AGO gives some insight into the man whose wide-ranging cultural curiosity resulted in such an extraordinary collection, particularly remarkable for the varied fields that he explored.
Edited by Conal Shields. 100 colour illustrations
Canadian Art: The Thomson Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario
This book presents First Nations art and a survey of the oeuvre and career of nine major Canadian artists of whom the Thomson Collection has fully representative holdings, such as Cornelius Krieghoff, James Wilson Morrice, David Milne, Lawren S. Harris, J.E.H. MacDonald, Tom Thomson, F.H. Varley, Paul-Emile Borduas and William Kurelek.
Essays by Jeremy Adamson, Katerina Atanassova, Steven Brown, Lucie Dorais, Charles Hill, Joan Murray, Roald Nasgaard, Dennis Reid, David Silcox and Shirley Thomson. 120 illustrations
Medieval Ivories and Works of Art: The Thomson Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario
Medieval Ivories presents the finest among an outstanding range of European objects collected by Ken Thomson. Among these feature two important chasses or casket reliquaries decorated in enamel, a wonderful figure in silver of Saint Christopher, and a great number of ivories.
John Lowden and John Cherry. 150 colour illustrations
Ship Models: The Thomson Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario
Ship models are a priceless historical recordx of vessels that have long since been sunk or broken up. The holdings in the Thomson Collection date from the late 17th to the mid 20th century, and represent a diversity of model style and ship type ranging from tugs, dredgers and trawlers to cargo vessels, passenger steamers, destroyers and two aircraft carriers.
Simon Stephens. 200 colour illustrations
Rubens's Massacre of the Innocents: The Thomson Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario
Massacre of the Innocents was the most expensive Old Master Painting ever sold when it was purchased in 2002 by Ken Thomson, who was moved by the powerful imagery and the sculptural handling of this emotive subject. David Jaffe discusses the execution and composition of the work, the ideas behind the picture and the context in which it came into being.
David Jaffé and Amanda Bradley. 100 colour illustrations