At Nature's Mirror

TitleAt Nature's Mirror
Mediumoil on canvas
Dimensions16 1/8 x 24
Signature"Blakelock" lower right
Current OwnerNational Museum of American Art
URL of Owner
CityStateWashington, DC
ProvenanceWilliam T. Evans, 1902; gift to Smithsonian Institution, National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D. C., 1909
ExhibitedCorcoran Gallery of Arts, Washington, D.C., 1907-1909; National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C., 1910,1959; Reinhardt, 1916; Chattanooga, 1926; Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1932; Howard University, Washington, D.C., 1938, 1945, 1951; Whitney, 1947; National Academy of Design, New York, 1951; American Federation of Art Traveling Show, 1952-53; Carnegie Institute, Pittsburg, 1957; Yellowstone County Fine Arts Center, Billings, 1964; IBM Gallery, New York, 1967; Santa Barbara, 1969; San Francisco, 1969; Phoenix, 1969; Huntington, 1969
Subject DescriptionA woods interior, high rocky form at left, deep woods and hills at right half of picture. A stream flows out of middle distance, left to foreground. A female nude sits on a rock on the bank of the stream. A brightly lighted sky behind distant trees at left.
ConditionPainting of trees very thin on a scraped down canvas. Extensive retouches throughout.
Infra-redNothing of significance.
UltraVioletReveals pattern of retouches. Note particularly on figure.
ColorSky blue-green, woods blackish green, foreground and figure a pale grayed gold.
X-rayThin wash of ground.
Additional Examination Notes