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
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.
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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