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Ralph Albert Blakelock

Diana's Mirror

(New York, 1847 - 1919)

1880-1899

Oil fabric

Collection of the Akron Art Museum

Bequest of Edwin C. Shaw

1955.14

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In this moody nocturne, Blakelock captured the solitude and stillness of night. He achieved the rich tones and patterned surface of this painting by layering semitransparent oil glazes over white paint and blending the layers by rubbing them with a cloth, pressing them flat with a palette knife or sanding them down with a pumice stone. The title of the painting (given to the work by an art dealer) refers to Diana, the ancient Roman moon goddess.

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Signed "R A Blakelock" LL

Keywords
Moon
Painting
American
Reflected light
Diana
Light
Landscapes
Sky
Trees
Night
Allegory
Pond
Impressionism