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Western Landscape, ca. 1871
Ralph Albert Blakelock

United States of America
Oil on canvas, Image H: 34.25 in, Image W: 60 in, Frame H: 43 in, Frame W: 69 in
Gift of the Board of Directors, National Newark and Essex Bank, 1965  65.34
On View
Primary Title Notes: 1981 Newark Museum Catalogue
Inscriptions:
recto: l.r. black paint "R.A. Blakelock"

Labels/Stamps:
on file from old backing: stamp, black ink and handwritten in blue ink "PAINITNG CONSERVATION STUDIO, INC. / BERNARD RABIN, Conservator / Rear of 38 Halsey Street Newark, N.J. 07100 / Waxlined - 1963 - returned June 1974"; printed paper label "3 / Western Landscape* / Oil on canvas, h. 34" x w. 60" (h. 86.3cm x w. 152.4cm) / Sigbned, R.A. Blakelock (underlined), lower right / History: National Newark and Essex Bank, Newark; gift to the Newark Museum, 1965 / Exhibited: Santa Barbara, 1969; San Francisco, 1969 / Phoenix, 1969; Huntington, 1969; / Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1971 / Bibliography: Santa Barbara, 1969, Cat. No. 42. illus. p. 48 / Illustrated: [italics] Museum News, June 1966, Vol. 44. No. 10, p. 4 / NBI - 202"; back of frame: u.r. printed and handwritten label "ART GALLERY, UCSB / c.42"; c.r. printed paper label "X277 / 373 / LYON MOVING / STORAGE"; u.l. printed paper "NO. 69869 / FRAME"

Provenance: William Hurley, East Orange, New Jersey; to National Newark and Essex Bank (c. 1945)
Exhibition History:
National Newark and Essex Bank (1966)

"The Enigma of R.A. Blakekock," to Phoenix Art Museum, University of California, Heckscher Museum, Long Island (Dec. 1968)

"Wilderness," Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C. (Aug. 1971)

retrospective, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska (Dec. 1974); to Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio and New Jersey State Museum [no dates given]

"Vestiges: Images and Artifacts of the Plains Indians," The Morris Museum of Arts and Sciences, Morristown, New Jersey (Apr. 1979)

"Aspects of a Collection: 18th - 19th Century American Paintings from the Newark Museum, benefit exhibition for The Newark Museum, Knoedler and Company Gallereis, New York, New York (Mar. 1977)

"The Unknown Blakelock", Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE, 1/29 - 8/24/2008, National Academy of Design, New York, NY, 9/25/2008 - 1/4/2009

Keywords: Landscape, Painting