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House, Evening

2006.44.552 (RS86719)

Description

An oil painting of a white house, at night. Top half of piece is dark blue, the bottom half is dark green. Frame is deep set, gold painted. Carved texture on inside of both the outer and inner edges of frame.

Details

Maker
Murphy, Hermann Dudley, 1867-1945 (Artist)
Date
1904
Carved into back bottom of frame
Inscriptions
"M" (Artisit's initial enclosed in a circle)
"unappraised Murphy for hung storage" (hangtag on back of work)
"Found in 3rd floor storeroom closet / wrapped in yards of unbleached muslin / together with George Curtis painting of ship in / Boston Harbor" "Dec. 1973 / B.W.P." (handwritten not on brown paper in accession file)
"Beautiful carved gold frame / Picture of home no one recognizes / Mrs. Peabody's name on back." (handwritten in pencil on brown paper, in accession file.)
"Mrs. Anna P. Peabody / 47 Commonwealth Ave. / Mrs. Peabody" (Handwritten in pencil on the backing board.)
"19M04" (The "M" is in a circle. This is carved into the back, bottom of frame.)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
canvas
oil paint (paint)
oil paintings (visual works)
Painting
Dimensions
20 2/16 x 24 4/16 x 3 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.552
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
173603

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