The Spirit of the Night

TitleThe Spirit of the Night
Mediumoil on canvas
Dimensions25 x 20 1/2
Signature"R.A. Blakelock" lower left
Current OwnerHilson Gallery, Deerfield Academy
URL of Owner
CityStateDeerfield, MA
ProvenanceMrs. Arthur D. Potter, Greenfield, Mass.; Hilson Gallery; Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, Massachusetts
PublishedThe Enigma of Ralph Albert Blakelock,' Cat. No. 58, Repr. P. 60
ExhibitedSanta Barbara, 1969
Subject DescriptionLarge tree left foreground, with two trees placed in a receding perspective right and right center. Pool in right foreground.
ConditionCanvas mounted on masonite with cradling strips. Bitumen crackle in darks. Signature appears very bright and on the surface. Note that the arrowhead lies across the crackle/
Infra-redNothing of significance.
UltraVioletShows extensive inpainting of crackle in dark areas.
X-rayVery thin ground.
Additional Examination Notes