Pride of the Meadow (Flower Studies, New Jersey)

John Francis Murphy, American, 1853 - 1921


October 4, 1876

Graphite on tan wove paper

Sheet: 14 × 6 15/16 in. (35.6 × 17.7 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 right [in margin]: J. F. Murphy; inscribed and dated, lower right: N. Jersey / 10/4/76-; inscribed, on reverse: P[covered]ride of the meadow.; inscribed, on reverse: 7 x 14- 135-; inscribed, on reverse, in graphite.

Exhibition History

Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 29-May 29, 2005; Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 24-September 11, 2005; National Academy Museum, New York City, New York, October 20-December 31, 2005.

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 133-135, no. 100.

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. 100, 255-256, ill. p. 101, no. 23.


American Art Association, Inc., New York, "Paintings and Drawings by J. Francis Murphy...," November 26, 1926, lot.19 (illus.); Milch Galleries, New York; sold to Hersey Egginton (1876-1951), Garden City, New York, probably November 27, 1926 [Milch Gallery records]; bequeathed to his wife, Mary E. (Benner) Egginton (1875-1962), Garden City, New York, 1951; given to present collection, 1954.

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