The ChaseNBI ID: 175.I
Title: The Chase
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 20 1/2 x 36 3/16
Signature: "R.A. Blakelock 1879" lower right
Current Owner: Worcester Art Museum
URL of Owner: http://www.worcesterart.org/
CityState: Worcester, MA
Provenance: Dr. Martin Burke, N.Y., before 1889; Dr. Arthur P. Coll, N.Y.; Macbeth, 1916; Vose, 1916; Ralph H. White, Boston, 1916; R.H. White Sale, AAA, Feb. 26, 1920 No. 140; Vose; Macbeth, 1922; Theodore T Ellis, Worcester, Mass., 1922; bequest of Mary G. Ellis to Worcester Art Museum, 1940, as part of the Theodore T. and Mary G. Ellis Collection
Exhibited: Whitney, 1947; Santa Barbra, 1969; San Francisco, 1969; Phoenix, 1969; Heckscher, 1969
Subject Description: Horizon at approximate center of canvas, dark masses of trees at left and right. Diagonal section of sky, upper left to center, brightest at horizon. An Indian on horseback rides toward the viewer's right, while drawing a bow.
Condition: Surface shows considerable oil wrinkles, possible some deterioration of pigment, heavy varnish coat. Conservation by Edmond de Beaumont, 1968.
Infra-red: Clarifies tonal structure of painting, lighted passages in foreground, large tree trunk, signature with date and arrowhead.
UltraViolet: Heavy varnish coat and long vertical crackle, full height of canvas.
X-ray: Very faint suggestion of horse in ground coat.
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