Indian Encampment, Sunset

TitleIndian Encampment, Sunset
Mediumoil on canvas
Dimensions20 x 30
Signature"R.A. Blakelock" lower left
Current OwnerPrivate Collection
URL of Owner
CityStateJamestown, New York
ProvenanceArtist; Dr. William Calhoun, New Orleans, LA.; Calhoun Sale, Leonard & Co., Boston, Jan. 12-22, 1915, No. 816
Subject DescriptionComposition divided a little below center. Single tree stands on rising ground at right. Two tepees to the left. Suggestion of a stream in lower center.
ConditionPoor. Water appears to be painted vertically. Paint in layers with very little blending. Sky painted over trees. Trees drawn in with accents of heavy pigment. Varnish heavy and uneven, considerable gloss.
Infra-redSharpens the drawing of the large tree, also signature.
UltraVioletReveals overpainting in sky.
X-rayShows uneven application of ground coat, possibly with pallet knife.
Additional Examination Notes