The Encampment

TitleThe Encampment
Mediumoil on canvas
Dimensions10 x 13
Signature"R.A. Blakelock" lower right
Current OwnerNew Britain Museum of American Art
URL of Owner
CityStateNew Britain, CT
Provenance[John Levy Gallery, New York]; E. L. Leuder (?); [Macbeth Gallery, New York --(or is it Milch?); NBMAA, 1942
ExhibitedWesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., 1961; Colby College, Waterville, Maine, 1964; New Britain Museum of American Art, "The Innermost Eye," November 5-30, 1966, no. 35; Bernard Danenberg Galleries, New York, "Our American Heritage: A Loan Exhibition of Important Paintings for the Benefit of the Building Fund if the New Britain Museum of American Art," September 18-October 12, 1968, no. 34; University of California at Santa Barbara, "The Enigma of Ralph Albert Blakelock," December 5, 1968-June 22, 1969, no. 73
Subject DescriptionA view across a lake to an Indian camp on the far shore. Tall trees rising from the right foreground frame the right edge of the picture. Other trees on opposite shore frame the left edge. Five teepees, single standing figure and two horses in the water near the shore provide the focus of interest. Distant dark hills on the horizon.
ConditionConsiderable part of the sky appears to be repainted, scattered touches in the trees.
Infra-redClarifies details of rocks and foliage at lower right.
UltraVioletReveals the extent of retouches.
ColorFoliage areas a deep brown - water and sky a golden yellow, distant hills a gray-green.
X-rayUnder coat matches light parts of the design.
Additional Examination Notes