Violets in a Glass

Ralph Albert Blakelock, American, 1847 - 1919


about 1910

Oil and charcoal on unstretched canvas laid down on board

Overall: 7 3/4 × 4 1/2 in. (19.7 × 11.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Peter A. Vogt, Class of 1947, in memory of Judson Hannigan, Class of 1946



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed with initials, upper right: R.W.B.; typed label on reverse: Ralph Blacklock / Violets in Glass, c. 1910; Printed label on reverse: University of Nebraska / BLAKELOCK INVENTORY / NO. 318 [number typed]; Labels removed from back of frame, now stored in acetate sleeve adhered to backing: [Burchfield Center exhibition label: printed: BURCHFIELD CENTER / BUFFALO STATE / UNIVERSITY COLLEGE / 1300 ELMWOOD AVENUE, BUFFALO, N.Y.; typed: RECOGNIZING THE PAINTERLY TRADITION / IN AMERICAN ART, 1850-1920 / MARCH 30 - MAY 4, 1980 / Cat. No. 4] [gummed printed label: EGFA / (bar code) / 3FDPF / Ralph A. Blakelock, / "Violet in a Glass" / blue circular gummed label adhered to EGFA label, handwritten: 172/7F); [gummed printed label: (bar code) / 3FDPF / N08257 0007]; [printed circular blue gummed label: SOTHEBY'S NEW YORK / 7 (in center)

Exhibition History

Recognizing the Painterly Tradition in American Art, 1850-1920: From a Western New York Collection, Burchfield Center, Buffalo State University College, Buffalo, New York, March 30-May 4, 1980, cat. no. 4.

Publication History

Recognizing the Painterly Tradition in American Art, 1850-1920: From a Western New York Collection, Buffalo, New York, Burchfield Center, Buffalo State University College, 1980, cat. no. 4, p. 13.


The artist; given to Harry Cole, probably Middletown, New York; given to Robert S. Sleicher [Cole's nephew]; Mr. Dibble; Warren Adelson; Peter A. Vogt (Class of 1947), Buffalo, New York; given to present collection, 2008.

Catalogue Raisonne

Norman A. Geske, Blakelock Inventory, Category I, University of Nebraska , Lincoln, Nebraska, no. 318 [unpublished.]

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