Heavy Woods, Moonlight

TitleHeavy Woods, Moonlight
Mediumoil on paper
Dimensions6 1/8 x 9 3/4
Signature"R.A. Blakelock" lower left
Current OwnerSheldon Museum of Art
URL of Ownerhttp://www.sheldonartgallery.org/
CityStateLincoln, NE
ProvenanceArtist; M. Knoedler & Co.; A. P. Howard; * * * *; Charles D. Childs; Babcock Galleries; Mrs. Olga N. Sheldon; University of Nebraska Collection, gift of Mrs. Sheldon, 1973
PublishedNineteenth Century American Landscapes,' Nebraska Art Association, University of Nebraska Art Galleries, Nebraska Public Library Commission, 1968, Cat. No. 16, Repr.
Exhibited"Nineteenth Century American Landscapes," Lexington Public Library, NE; Lower Sandhills Regional Library, Mullen, NE. 1978; "Ralph Albert Blakelock 1847-1919," Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE; New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, 1975; US Embassy Bern, Switzerland, 1989-1993 (?)
Subject DescriptionHorizon at bottom third of panel. A stream flows out of center middle distance to center foreground. Tall trees screen the sky entirely across the picture. A full moon at upper center, partially obscured by tree branch. The signature appears to have been put in with a lighter color than the foreground tone with some sgraffito effect.
ConditionGenerally good.
Infra-redNothing of significance.
UltraVioletNothing of significance.
X-rayReveals built-up ground coat under moon and lighted path in water, also some of the touches in the sky.
Additional Examination Notes