At Nature's MirrorNBI ID: 242.I
Title: At Nature's Mirror
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 16 1/8 x 24
Signature: "Blakelock" lower right
Current Owner: National Museum of American Art
URL of Owner: http://americanart.si.edu/index3.cfm
CityState: Washington, DC
Provenance: William T. Evans, 1902; gift to Smithsonian Institution, National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D. C., 1909
Exhibited: Corcoran Gallery of Arts, Washington, D.C., 1907-1909; National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C., 1910,1959; Reinhardt, 1916; Chattanooga, 1926; Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1932; Howard University, Washington, D.C., 1938, 1945, 1951; Whitney, 1947; National Academy of Design, New York, 1951; American Federation of Art Traveling Show, 1952-53; Carnegie Institute, Pittsburg, 1957; Yellowstone County Fine Arts Center, Billings, 1964; IBM Gallery, New York, 1967; Santa Barbara, 1969; San Francisco, 1969; Phoenix, 1969; Huntington, 1969
Subject Description: A woods interior, high rocky form at left, deep woods and hills at right half of picture. A stream flows out of middle distance, left to foreground. A female nude sits on a rock on the bank of the stream. A brightly lighted sky behind distant trees at left.
Condition: Painting of trees very thin on a scraped down canvas. Extensive retouches throughout.
Infra-red: Nothing of significance.
UltraViolet: Reveals pattern of retouches. Note particularly on figure.
Color: Sky blue-green, woods blackish green, foreground and figure a pale grayed gold.
X-ray: Thin wash of ground.
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