Outlet of a Mountain Lake

TitleOutlet of a Mountain Lake
Mediumoil on canvas
Dimensions16 x 24
Signature"R.A. Blakelock" lower right
Current OwnerSmith College Museum of Art
URL of Ownerhttp://www.smith.edu/artmuseum/
CityStateNorthampton, MA
ProvenanceGeorge Heanr; Mrs. C. B. Smith, New York; Macbeth, 1914; Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton
ExhibitedCollege Art Association, circulating exhibition, 1930-31; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, 1935; University Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1939; Department of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburg, 1939; Lakeview Center for the Arts and Sciences, Peoria, 1965; Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass., 1965; Santa Barbara, 1969; San Francisco, 1969; Phoenix, 1969; Huntington, 1969
Subject DescriptionLow flat landscape with a lake in middle distance and foreground. Two tall trees frame outlet right and left. Lower trees at right and left edges of painting. Wooded hills in the far distance, sky filled with broken clouds.
ConditionGenerally good.
Infra-redSharpens the tonal contrast in the composition and particularly with brushwork in the sky.
UltraVioletReveals scattered areas of retouch, particularly in the edges of the tree at left center and other areas at the lower right.
X-rayThin liquid application of ground coat conforming specifically to the pattern of trees and sky.
Additional Examination Notes