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Ralph Albert Blakelock

Shanties, Seventh Avenue and Fifty-Fifth Street

Ralph Albert Blakelock

Ralph Albert Blakelock

Shanties, Seventh Avenue and Fifty-Fifth Street

Shanties, Seventh Avenue and Fifty-Fifth Street

Ralph Albert Blakelock

1847 - 1919

Shanties, Seventh Avenue and Fifty-Fifth Street


signed R. A. Blakelock (lower left)

oil on canvas

canvas: 16 ¼ by 24 ⅜ inches (41.3 by 61.9 cm)

framed: 24 by 32 ¼ inches (61 by 81.9 cm)


This painting is included in the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Nebraska Blakelock Inventory as NBI-463, category II.

The canvas is wax lined, the original tacking edges trimmed and affixed to modern stretchers. There are frame abrasions along the extreme outer edges. A remnant of the original wooden stretcher is mounted to the stretcher and is inscribed "National Democratic Club." Under UV: there appear to be scattered pindots and a few small spots of inpaint throughout the sky and along the extreme outer edges to address frame abrasions. The work retains an uneven varnish.


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Justice M. Warley Platzek, New York
National Democratic Club, New York, by 1932 (gift from the above)
Coe Kerr Gallery, New York
Richard A. Manoogian, Michigan, 1980 (acquired from the above)
Private collection, Pelham, New York
Questroyal Fine Art, New York, 2004 (acquired from above)
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 2004
Norman A. Geske, Ralph Albert Blakelock, 1847–1919, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1974, pp. 36, 66, no. 12
(possibly) Chicago, Illinois, The Art Institute of Chicago, 1904, no. 28 (as Shanties at 55th St. and 7th Ave., New York)
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Ralph Albert Blakelock Centenary Exhibition in Celebration of the Centennial of the City College of New York, April – May 1947, p. 51, no. 23
New York, M. Knoedler & Co. Ralph Albert Blakelock, 1849 [sic]–1919, March 1973
Trenton, New Jersey, New Jersey State Museum; Lincoln, Nebraska, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Ralph Albert Blakelock, 1847–1919, January - February; May - June 1975, no. 12
New York, Questroyal Fine Art, Ralph Albert Blakelock: The Great Mad Genius, November – December 2005, p. 13, no. 6
Lincoln, Nebraska, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery; New York, National Academy Museum, The Unknown Blakelock, January 2008 - January 2009, p. 11, no. 1
New York, Questroyal Fine Art, Ralph Albert Blakelock: The Great Mad Genius Returns, November – December 2016, pl. 19, n.p., illustrated