The Sun Serene Sinks Into the Slumberous Sea

TitleThe Sun Serene Sinks Into the Slumberous Sea
Mediumoil on canvas
Dimensions16 x 24 1/8
Signature"R.A. Blakelock" lower left
Current OwnerSpringfield Museum of Fine Arts
URL of Owner
CityStateSpringfield, MA
ProvenanceF. S Gibbs, 1902; H. Wood Sullivan, Brooklyn; Sale, AAA, April 3, 1914; Horace P. Wright, 1914; bequeathed to Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1946
ExhibitedLotus Club, New York, 1902; Whitney, 1947; Santa Barbara, 1969; Phoenix, 1969; San Francisco, 1969; Heckscher, 1969
Subject DescriptionA view of the sea. The mass water is flat and unbroken. Above the horizon at center, the sun sets a pattern of drifting clouds.
ConditionSee conservation report by R. D. Buck, February 1947. It was noted that the repaints have now lost their gloss (in depth and in file).
Infra-redNothing of significance.
UltraVioletReveals the extent of the repairs and retouches.
ColorThe sun and its reflection on clouds and sea a brilliant yellow. The sky and water a steely gray-green.
X-rayThe under coat appears to match the design - water surface, sun and clouds.
Additional Examination Notes