This artist is listed in the Encyclopedia Britannica. It is very rare for an artist, especially living and working in the U. S. A.,to be listed there. Blackton was an artist with a wide range of talent. He was a originator of animation in the film industry. Later he became a film director and producer establishing other important film techniques, shaping and encouraging the development of cinematic art. He also painted landscapes and seascapes which I suspect were creations from scenes that had touched him deeply. This particular artwork is of a lone Cypress Tree at Point Lobos, Monterey, California. He titled it "Matriarch Of The Silver Seas." It immediately grabbed my attention, with the feeling of solitary grandeur, perhaps with a hint of melancholy. He is listed in both Britannica, Inc.1999-2000, and The Library of Congress Video Collection, Volume 3: Origins of American Animation, 1900-1921.
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Country of Origin: U. S. A.
Artist: James Stuart Blackton (British, 1875-1941).
Title: "Matriarch of the Silver Seas" (Lone Cypress at Point Lobos, Monterey, California)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Signed: Lower right, "J. STUART BLACKTON" (Applied paper label verso inscribed, MATRIARCH OF THE / SILVER SEAS. / ANCIENT CYPRESS / AT POINT LOBOS MONTEREY / PAINTED BY / J. STUART BLACKTON / 1930).
Size: 20 1/4 by 24 1/4 inches (61.5cm); framed 26 1/4 by 30 inches (66.5 by 76.5 cm)
Condition: Not examined under UV light or out of frame. Craquelure. Surface dirt. The frame is in overall good condition.
Provenance: Andrew Jones Gallery, Los Angeles, California.
***Please note that the physical colors of this item may vary from the pictures in the listing, given the quality of the camera, the lighting and the background used.
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James Stuart Blackton (British, 1875-1941), Original Signed "Matriarch of the Silver Seas" (Point Lobos, Monterey, California)