Woods at Sunset

TitleWoods at Sunset
Mediumoil on canvas
Dimensions16 x 24
Signaturelower right "Blakelock" in arrowhead
Current OwnerMontclair Art Museum
URL of Ownerhttp://www.montclairartmuseum.org/
CityStateMontclair, NJ
ProvenanceArtist; W.T. Evans, by 1902; bequeathed to Montclair Art Museum, 1915
PublishedThe Bulletin of the Montclair Art Museum, Nov. 1930, cover, p. 2; Montclair in Manhattan, The American Painting Collection of the Montclair Art Museum, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, N.Y. Nov. 7-25, 1961, p. 22.
ExhibitedNewark Museum, Newark, N.J. 1930; "Authentic and Fake", May 1-20, 1967, Graham Gallery, N.Y., 1967
Subject DescriptionWoods interior, view of distant sky at center framed by trees with very heavy trunks and what appears to be a mound or large rock at right center.
ConditionGood. oil on canvas apparently unlined; glassine paper adhered to surface. 1969
Infra-redSharpens tonal contrast
UltraVioletvery heavy varnish coat
X-rayNo findings. Thin, irregular ground coat. Painted sky over trees; Underpaint Generally heavy sky over trees
Additional Examination NotesThe elements of style, technique and condition revealed in the present examination do not justify any final conclusion with regard to authenticity. It remains now to compare these findings with those derived from the examination of a maximum number of other examples, and secondly, to investigate as thoroughly as possible the painting's history of ownership.