Venice

Collection Type

  • Art

GUSN

GUSN-173656

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

Descriptive Terms

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

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.

Inscription

"M" (in a circle at bottom right of painting)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

P169
FA014

Maker

Murphy, Hermann Dudley, 1867-1945 (Artist)

Dimensions

31 8/16 x 38 10/16 x 3 6/16 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.592