House, Evening

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1904

GUSN

GUSN-173603

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

Descriptive Terms

oil paintings (visual works)
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Painting

Inscription

"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.),

Additional Identification Number

P129
FA152

Maker

Murphy, Hermann Dudley, 1867-1945 (Artist)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

20 2/16 x 24 4/16 x 3 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.552

Date

1904 (Carved into back bottom of frame)