The Chase

TitleThe Chase
Mediumoil on canvas
Dimensions20 1/2 x 36 3/16
Signature"R.A. Blakelock 1879" lower right
Current OwnerWorcester Art Museum
URL of Owner
CityStateWorcester, MA
ProvenanceDr. Martin Burke, N.Y., before 1889; Dr. Arthur P. Coll, N.Y.; Macbeth, 1916; Vose, 1916; Ralph H. White, Boston, 1916; R.H. White Sale, AAA, Feb. 26, 1920 No. 140; Vose; Macbeth, 1922; Theodore T Ellis, Worcester, Mass., 1922; bequest of Mary G. Ellis to Worcester Art Museum, 1940, as part of the Theodore T. and Mary G. Ellis Collection
ExhibitedWhitney, 1947; Santa Barbra, 1969; San Francisco, 1969; Phoenix, 1969; Heckscher, 1969
Subject DescriptionHorizon at approximate center of canvas, dark masses of trees at left and right. Diagonal section of sky, upper left to center, brightest at horizon. An Indian on horseback rides toward the viewer's right, while drawing a bow.
ConditionSurface shows considerable oil wrinkles, possible some deterioration of pigment, heavy varnish coat. Conservation by Edmond de Beaumont, 1968.
Infra-redClarifies tonal structure of painting, lighted passages in foreground, large tree trunk, signature with date and arrowhead.
UltraVioletHeavy varnish coat and long vertical crackle, full height of canvas.
X-rayVery faint suggestion of horse in ground coat.
Additional Examination Notes