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2006.44.592 (RS86654)

Description

An oil painting of a scene in Venice. Water all along bottom half of scene, with boats docked in upper left corner. Some men walking down steps towards the gondolas. Four blue pillars stand out of water in upper right. Frame is gold painted wood, carved at corners and along inner border. Carrig-Rohane frame.

Details

Label
Anna Phillips inherited a large collection of furnishings, jewelry, and art upon her Aunt Anna Peabody's death in 1911. Many of these pieces graced the rooms at the Phillips House in Salem, Massachusetts. The Phillips collection contains a number of works by Herman Dudley Murphy, a locally born artist, known not only for his work in Impressionism, but also his hand-carved frames that accentuate his paintings.
Maker
Murphy, Hermann Dudley, 1867-1945 (Artist)
Inscriptions
"M" (in a circle at bottom right of painting)
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
31 8/16 x 38 10/16 x 3 6/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.592
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
173656

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