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Ralph Albert Blakelock - Indian Camp 20" x 32.25"

Ralph Albert Blakelock - Indian Camp 20" x 32.25"

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Ralph Albert Blakelock (American 1847-1919)
Indian Camp, n. d.

Oil on canvas
Canvas: 20” x 32.25”
Frame: 25.625” x 40.75”

Signed and Titled Lower Center: R. A. Blakelock. N. A. / Indian Camp.

Bathed in warm, subdued light, Indian Camp captures a fleeting moment of solitude and reflection. To the right of the canvas stands a faintly rendered tent, its form gently billowing in the subtle breeze. In the clearing, two figures pause in their activities. One man, seated on a soft mound of earth, appears contemplative, his gaze perhaps turned inward or lost in the tranquil surroundings. The other figure, back turned to the viewer, stands in silent contemplation, his posture suggesting a guarded watchfulness. Both men appear armed with rifles, their presence hinting at a cautious vigilance amidst the serene landscape.

Macbeth Gallery, New York, New York
Purchased from the above by A. Irving Tallis, Buffalo, New York, 1934
Thence by descent to Henry Tallis, Williams Bay, Wisconsin
Acquired from the above by Taylor B. Williams, Harbert, Michigan, circa 1972
Hindman Galleries, Western & Contemporary Native American Art, Denver, Co, November 1, 2023, Lot 20
Private Collection, Utah
Accompanied by a statement of confidence from close personal friend of R.A. Blakelock, Mr. Harry W. Watrous, New York, New York.

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