the lady of shallot

John William Waterhouse, "'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. Art Gallery of Ontario. Gift of Mrs. Philip B. Jackson, 1971. 71/18.

Favourites: Your Choices from Our Collection

January 4 - March 12, 2006


What do paintings of a vase of summer flowers and a forest in France have in common with a portrait of an Italian aristocrat and an Inuit sculpture? For the first time ever, the AGO has invited the people of Ontario to vote for their favourite work of art in the GalleryÌs permanent collection. The results go on view June 1. You won't want to miss this singular gathering of the greats!


Claude Monet (1840-1926)
Vétheuil in Summer, 1879
oil on canvas, 67.7 x 90.5 cm
Purchase, 1929; #1354


Augustus John (1878-1961)
The Marchesa Casati, 1919
oil on canvas, 96.5 x 68.6 cm
Purchase, 1934; #2164


Tom Thomson (1877-1917)
The West Wind, 1916-1917
Oil on canvas, 120.7 x 137.9
Gift of the Canadian Club of Toronto, 1926; 784


Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
Head of Pierre de Wiessant, c. 1885
Tinted plaster, h. 39.4 cm
Purchase, 1928; 900


Workshop of Bernard van Orley (c.1491-1542)
Rest on the Flight into Egypt, c. 1518
Oil on panel, 88.9 x 70.5 cm
Gift by subscription, 1938; 2456


Alfred-Pierre Agache (1843-1915)
The Sword, 1896
Oil on canvas, 177.8 x 109.2 cm
Gift of the Canadian National Exhibition association, 1965; 82


Pieter Breughel the Younger (1564-1638)
The Peasant Wedding, c.1590
oil on wood, 36.2 x 44.2 cm
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. W. Redelmeier, 1940; #2557


Paul Cézanne (1839-1906)
Interior of a forest, c.1885
oil on canvas, 46.4 x 56.1 cm
Given in loving memory of Saidye Rosner Bronfman by her family, 1996; 96/321



Otto Dix (1891-1969)
Portrait of Dr. Heinrich Stadelmann, 1922
oil on canvas, 90.8 x 61.0 cm
Anonymous gift, 1969; donated by the Ontario Heritage Foundation, 1988; L69.2


Henry Moore (1898-1986)
Reclining Figure: Open Pose, 1982
Plaster, l. 91.5 cm
Gift of the Henry Moore Foundation, 1990; 90/79


Jacques Tissot (1836-1902)
The Shop Girl (La demoiselle de magasin), c.1883-1885
oil on canvas, 146.1 x 101.6 cm
Gift from Corporations’ Subscription Fund, 1968; 67/55


John William Waterhouse (1849-1917)
“‘I am half sick of shadows,’ said The Lady of Shalott” (The Lady of Shalott, Part II), 1915
oil on canvas, 100.3 x 73.7 cm
Gift of Mrs. Philip B. Jackson, 1971; 71/18


Lawren Harris (1885-1970)
Autumn Forest with Glaciated Bedrock, Georgian Bay (Decorative Landscape), 1914-15
Oil on canvas, Centre section: 120.0 x 110.0; each wing: 128.0 x 36.0 cm
Purchase, 1989; 89/14


Laura Muntz Lyall (1860-1930)
Interesting Story, 1898
Oil on canvas, 81.3 x 100.3 cm
Gift of the Government of the Province of Ontario, 1972; 72/18


Markosee Karpik (1935-)
Shaman, 1974
Whalebone, 48.3 x 100.4 x 43.1 cm
Gift of Samuel and Esther Sarick, 1988; 88/377

Cornelius Krieghoff (1815-1872)
Settler’s Log House, 1856
Oil on canvas, 62.4 x 92.7 cm
Gift of the Reuben Wells Leonard Estate, Toronto, 1937; 2413


Joseph Légaré (1795-1855)
The Fire in the Saint-Jean Quarter, Seen Looking Westward, c. 1845
Oil on canvas, 151.1 x 220.3 cm
Purchase, with assistance from Wintario, 1976; 76/210


Lilias Torrance Newton (1896-1980)
Nude, 1933
Oil on canvas, 203.2 x 91.5 cm
The Thomson Collection, Toronto; 33852


Paterson Ewen
Canadian, 1925-2002
Halley’s Comet as seen by Giotto, 1979
Acrylic and fluorescent paint on galvanized steel and gouged plywood, 229.0 x 244.0 cm
Anonymous Gift, 1994; 94/943


Paul Peel (1860-1892)
The Young Biologist, 1891
Oil on canvas, 118.7 x 98.8 cm
Bequest of T.P. Loblaw, Toronto, 1933; 2135


Joanne Tod
Canadian, b. 1953
Dick N’ Mao,1978
Oil on canvas, 110.3 x 130.0 cm
Gift of Alison and Alan Schwartz, 1996; 96/211


Frans Hals (1582/83-1666)
Isaak Massa, 1626
oil on canvas, 79.7 x 65.1 cm
Bequest of Frank P. Wood, 1955; 54/31

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