The Meeting of the Chiefs

TitleThe Meeting of the Chiefs
Mediumoil on wood panel
Dimensions12 x 9
Signaturerevealed by infra-red photography to be in arrowhead, lower right
Current OwnerSheldon Museum of Art
URL of Owner
CityStateLincoln, NE
ProvenanceArtist; * * * *; Mrs. W.C. Dibble; Mrs. John W. Stuart; Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Colorado Springs, CO; Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, by transfer, 1973 Note: Purchased from the nephew of a nurse at Middletown Hospital, NY.
PublishedNorman A. Geske and Karen O. Janovy, The American Painting Collection of the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln; University of Nebraska Press, 1988, p 218, ill.
Subject DescriptionWooded landscape, ground line at half of the picture
ConditionHeavy paint and contraction crackle make an exact determination of composition and color difficult, if not impossible. Evidence of in painting in some of the crackle.
Infra-redReveals small signature R.A. Blakelock within an arrow at lower right, otherwise shows only the heavily over worked surface, the sky at the upper left strengthened by straight strokes of pigment laid one above the other, note also the heavy strokes of the highlighting color along the trunk of the large tree. Laid on with no concern for the form underneath.
UltraVioletShows the heavily contracted surface.
X-rayShows some general condition and technique, broad and formless. The signature is completely lacking in the natural assurance which is otherwise characteristic. It is very small in scale and seems almost to have been deliberately
Additional Examination NotesAlthough this panel seems to belong to the category of Blakelock