Portrait of Mrs. Ralph Blakelock

TitlePortrait of Mrs. Ralph Blakelock
Mediumoil on canvas
Dimensions20 1/4 x 16 1/4
Signature"R.A. Blakelock" lower left
Current OwnerFine Arts Museums of San Francisco
URL of Ownerhttp://www.famsf.org/
CityStateSan Francisco, CA
ProvenanceArtist; artist's mother-in-law, Mrs. G. W. Bailey; I.E.. Rohlfs, Fr., Brooklyn, N.Y., (?)-1908; Vose Galleries, Boston, Mass., 1908-1912; J. R. Andrews, Bath, Me., 1912-1916; J. W. Young, Young's Art Gallery, Chicago, Ill., 1916- (?); Keifer Newman; Victor D. Spark, New York, N.Y., 1946-(1949?); Dr. T. Edward and Tullah Hanley, Bradford, Pa., (1949?)-1969; M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, 1969
ExhibitedYoung, 1916;Gallery of Modern Art, New York, 1967; Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1967; M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, 1968, 1970; Santa Barbara, 1969; San Francisco, 1969; Phoenix, 1969; Huntington, 1969; Canisius College, Buffalo, 1969; M. H. de Young Memorial Museum and the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1970-71; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1972.
Subject DescriptionThree quarter length figures, seated beside tree at left, a path leading into wooded landscape at right. Mrs. Blakelock wears a dark dress with whitest the neck and wrists. Her hands rest in her lap. She wears earrings and a cross on a chain around her neck.
ConditionCanvas relined, glue lining fairly stiff. Some active bitumen deterioration and contraction crackle partially painted over. Figure has been cleaned, arm and left shoulder into the background, hair and background no cleaned.
Infra-redShows crackle in background.
UltraVioletReveals cleaning of figures, entire surroundings are as heavily coated with varnish, showing losses and crackle.
X-rayReveals that the figure originally wore a short white apron.
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