Moonlight Sonata

TitleMoonlight Sonata
Mediumoil on canvas
Dimensions30 x 22
Signature"R.A. Blakelock" lower right
Current OwnerMuseum of Fine Arts
URL of Owner
CityStateBoston, MA
ProvenanceArtist; Lew Bloom, New York, between 1889-1892; Young, 1923; Ralph Cudney, Chicago; Babcock, 1936; Macbeth, 1942; Vose, 1945; Museum of Fine Arts, Charles Henry Haydon Fund, Boston, 1945
ExhibitedSan Francisco Museum of Art, 1936; Montana State University, 1937; Babcock, 1942; Whitney, 1947; Santa Barbara, 1969; San Francisco, 1969; Phoenix, 1960; Huntington, 1969
Subject DescriptionTall trees right and left framing foreground pool with a full moon in the center of the sky.
ConditionRelined 1942 by Beers Bros., N.Y.C. Heavy bloom in the varnish. Few old repairs, mostly at lower edges, some presently active bitumen deterioration.
Infra-redNothing of significance.
UltraVioletNothing of significance.
X-rayVery thin irregular ground.
Additional Examination Notes