Eupatorium

John Francis Murphy, American, 1853 - 1921

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August 14, 1877

Pen and ink on wove paper

Sheet: 11 × 6 15/16 in. (27.9 × 17.7 cm)

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

D.954.20.657

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

19th century

Object Name

Drawing

Research Area

Drawing

Not on view

Inscriptions

Signed, in graphite, lower right corner: J. F. Murphy; dated, in ink, lower right: 8/14/.77; inscribed, in ink, lower left corner: August [with botanical ornamentation]; inscribed, lower center, in graphite: Eupatorium?; inscribed, lower right corner, in ink, but crossed out in graphite: 3- 6- pink + yellow; inscribed, on reverse: 7 x 14- 111- / 7955

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 182, no. 145.

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, pp. 36-37, 241, ill. p. 37, fig. 37.

Provenance

American Art Association, Inc., New York, "Paintings and Drawings by J. Francis Murphy...," November 26, 1926, lot.12; sold to Hersey Egginton (1875-1951); bequeathed to his wife, Mary E. (Benner) Egginton (1875-1962), Garden City, New York; given to present collection, in 1954, in memory of her son, Everett De Witt Egginton (1900-1925), Class of 1921.

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