Indian Maiden Making Fire

NBI ID1409.I
TitleIndian Maiden Making Fire
Mediumoil on canvas
Dimensions5 15/16 x 8
Signature"R.A. Blakelock" lower right
Current OwnerPanhandle Plains Historical Museum
URL of Owner
CityStateCanyon, TX
ProvenanceArtist; * * * *; Oscar Wineman; J.W. Young; Carrie B. Neely; Grant's Art Galleries; R.B. Cousins, Jr.; Mrs. James H. Word; gift to Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Canyon, TX, 1988
Subject Description
ConditionThe auxiliary support is a butted stretcher that may be the original to the painting. Four of the eight keys are in place. Part of the back of the stretcher is obscured by brown paper that is glued to the back. No writing is visible on the stretcher. Ther
Additional Examination NotesInpainting was done using the early photograph as a guide. Maimeri Restauro paints were used, using turpentine as the thinner. Some Soluvar varnish was used with the inpainting to insure future ease of removal and to obtain the glazed appearance of the remainder of the painting. The lower part of the dress was not made to look like it did in the photograph because it seemed likely that the photograph showed excessively dark retouchings in that area from the early restoration that included glue lining. The inpainting should remain soluble in naphtha in the future.