Catskill--Old Tannery

John Francis Murphy, American, 1853 - 1921


September 22, 1878

Graphite heightened with opaque watercolor on green wove paper

Sheet: 9 7/16 × 12 3/8 in. (24 × 31.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Mrs. Hersey Egginton in memory of her son, Everett Egginton, Class of 1921



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed, lower center: J.F. Murphy-; dated, lower left: 9/22/78; inscribed, lower left, in very fine graphite: Catskill- / Old Tannery- ; inscribed, across bottom [on either side of signature], in coarser graphite: Dedericks, Palenville; inscribed, on reverse: 9 1/2 x 12 -90-

Exhibition History

From Copley to Dove: American Draiwngs and Watercolors at Dartmouth, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 11-May 28, 1989.

Publication History

Emerson Crosby Kelly, "A Check List of the Paintings by J. Francis Murphy, N.A., 1853-1921," in "Emerson Crosby Kelly research materials relating to J. Francis Murphy, 1761-1973," Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., microfilm reel 4344, frame 254, no. 201.

Barbara J. MacAdam, Marks of Distinction, Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Manchester, Vermont: Hudson Hills Press, 2005, ill. p. 241.


American Art Association, Inc., New York, "Paintings and Drawings by J. Francis Murphy...," November 26, 1926, lot.85; sold to Hersey Egginton (1875-1951); bequeathed to his wife, Mary E. (Benner) Egginton (1875-1962), Garden City, New York, 1951; given to present collection, 1954.

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