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Ralph Albert Blakelock
Moonrise
n.d.
Oil on wood panel

15 5/8 x 23 7/8 inches
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of William T. Evans, 1909.7.3

Smithsonian American Art Museum


Excerpt from Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC:

Ralph Albert Blakelock, Moonrise, n.d., oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of William T. Evans, 1909.7.3

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Ralph Albert Blakelock is most famous for his moonlit landscapes. In Moonrise, we can just make out the glowing orb behind thickly painted auburn trees. The mysterious yellow-green light from the sky gives a hint of shadowy earth in the foreground and a tree trunk to the left, intensifying the sense of being in a place within the artists mind.

Title
    Moonrise
Artists
    Ralph Albert Blakelock
Date
    n.d.
On View
        Smithsonian American Art Museum Luce Foundation Center 3rd Floor 6B
Dimensions
    15 5/8 x 23 7/8 in. (39.7 x 60.8 cm)
Copyright / Credit Line
    Smithsonian American Art Museum
    Gift of William T. Evans
Mediums
    oil
Classifications
    Painting
Keywords
        Landscape – forest
        Landscape – celestial – moon
        Landscape – time – night
Object Number
    1909.7.3


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Ralph Albert Blakelock, American, (1847-1919)
b. October 15, 1847, New York, NY
d. 1919


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