There Was Peace Among the Nations

TitleThere Was Peace Among the Nations
Mediumoil on canvas
Dimensions20 x 36
Signature"R.A. Blakelock" in arrowhead lower left
Current OwnerGilcrease Institute of American History and Art
URL of Owner
CityStateTulsa, OK
ProvenanceSenator Frederick S. Gibbs; E.C. Anderson; J. Campbell; F.G. Ravelli
PublishedCatalogue of the Collection of Senator Frederick S. Gibbs (privately printed, 1901), unnumbered; Young, Vernon, "Out of the Deepening Shadows: The Art of Ralph Albert Blakelock," Arts, 32:1 (October 1957), p. 25; Cohen, Allen, "The Tragic Landscape of Ralph Blakelock,"; The City College Alumnus, November 1972; p. 9.; Lincoln, 1975, illus.; Art in America, 9 (June 1921) p. 169.
ExhibitedBlakelock Centenary Exhibition. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, April 22-May 29, 1947, No. 19.
Subject DescriptionVery distinct centered signature in will drawn arrowhead; trees feathery in texture, with trunk and branches overdrawn in dark pigment; sky pale blue shading to golden-pink at horizon; golden brown in foreground. Figures with dark black hair; bright yellow-red and green in details of costumes; very broadly brushed (?) around head and hands; touches of color in figures in distance.
ConditionGenerally good.
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