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Provenance

Purchased from the artist by Harry W. Watrous [1857-1940], New York; purchased 1896 by William T. Evans [1843-1918], New York; purchased 1913 with Evans collection by William A. Clark [1839-1925]; bequest 1926 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1896
Saint Louis Exposition and Music Hall Association, 9 September - 25 October 1896, no. 33.
1896
Seventy-first Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, 30- March - 16 May 1896, no. 129.
1897
Possibly Opening Exhibition, Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, June 1897, no. 353.
1898
Possibly American Paintings from the Collection of William T. Evans, Frederick Loeser & Co., Brooklyn, May 1898, no cat.
1899
Possibly Exhibition of American Landscapes and Marines, The Lotos Club, New York, 25 March - April 1899, no. 1.
1901
Exhibition of Fine Arts, Pan American Exposition, Buffalo, 1 May - 1 November 1901, no. 420.
1901
Exhibition of Paintings Selected from the Pan-American Exposition, The Lotos Club, New York, 28 December - January 1902, no. 3.
1905
Possibly Nashville, October 1905.
1906
Exhibition of Paintings from the Collection of William T. Evans, Esq., The Lotos Club, New York, 31 March - April 1906, no. 1.
1907
First Annual Exhibition of Oil Paintings by Contemporary American Artists, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 7 February - 9 March 1907, no. 95.
1909
Exhibition of American Paintings Loaned by Members of the Club, The Lotos Club, New York, 22 April - 2 May 1909, no. 2.
1910
Ausstellung Amerikanischer Kunst, Königliche Akademie der Künste, Berlin, March-April 1910, no. 189.
1910
Exhibition of American Paintings from the Collection of Mr. William T. Evans of Montclair, NJ, Art Gallery of the Free Public Library, Newark Museum Association, 7 December 1910 - 15 January 1911, no. 2.
1911
American Paintings, The Engineer's Club, New York, 1-6 April 1911, no. 3.
1912
Exhibition of Paintings from the Collection of Mr. William T. Evans, The Lotos Club, New York, December 1912, no. 2.
1912
Exhibition of Paintings of the Romantic Movement by Artists of the French, Dutch, English and American Schools, The Lotos Club, New York, 31 January - 6 February 1912,. no. 1.
1913
Exhibition of Paintings from the Collection of Mr. William T. Evans, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, 15 January - 12 February 1913, no. 2.
1913
William T. Evans Collection, American Art Galleries, New York, 31 March - 2 April 1913, no. 192.
1916
Loan Exhibition of Paintings by R.A. Blacklock, Henry Reinhardt Galleries, New York, 3 - 15 April 1916, no. 9.
1957
Twenty-fifth Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Oil Paintings, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; Toledo Museum of Art, 1957, no. 25.
1959
The American Muse: Parallel Trends in Literature and Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959, no. 68.
1966
Past and Present: 250 Years of American Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, unpublished checklist.
1971
Wilderness, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 9 October-14 November 1971, no. 27 (organized by the National Endowment for the Arts).
1975
Ralph Albert Blakelock (1847-1919). Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln; New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, 1975, no. 57.
1978
The William A. Clark Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1978, unnumbered catalogue.
1980
La Pintura de los Estados Unidos de Museos de la Ciudad de Washington, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, 1980-1981, no. 30, as Claro de Luna.
1998
The Forty-fifth Biennial: The Corcoran Collects, 1907–1998, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 17 July - 29 September 1998, unnumbered catalogue.
2001
Antiquities to Impressionism: The William A. Clark Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 2001-2002, no checklist.
2005
Encouraging American Genius: Master Paintings from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte; John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, 2005-2007, checklist no. 54.
2008
The Unknown Blakelock, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln; National Academy of Museum and School of Fine Arts, New York, 2008-2009, unnumbered checklist.
2013
American Journeys: Visions of Place, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 21 September 2013-28 September 2014, unpublished checklist.
Bibliography
2011
Cash, Sarah. "Ralph Albert Blakelock, Moonlight."In Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945. Edited by Sarah Cash. Washington, 2011: 168-169, 272-273. repro.