Frame for Melcher's Portrait of President Theodore Roosevelt

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Material

    Gilded wood
  • Dimension

    H x W x D (overall): 252.7 x 144.8 x 8.9 cm (99 1/2 x 57 x 3 1/2 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Hermann Dudley Murphy (1867-1945)
  • Provenance

    To 1908
    Hermann Dudley Murphy (1867-1945), Boston, Massachusetts [1]
    From 1908 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from the maker in 1908 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    [1] According to Provenance Remark 1 in the object record, this frame was purchased by C.L. Freer from the maker, Hermann Dudley Murphy of Boston, on May 26, 1908.
    [2] See note 1.
    [3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    American Paintings (September 10, 1981 to March 12, 1984)
    American Paintings (May 31, 1979 to June 17, 1980)
    American Paintings (September 8, 1961 to May 2, 1973)
    American Paintings (June 9, 1960 to September 8, 1961)
    Untitled Exhibition, American Oil Paintings, 1958 (June 29, 1958 to October 27, 1959)
    Centennial Exhibition, Galleries 8 and 9 (February 25, 1956 to April 28, 1958)
    Untitled Exhibition, American Oil Paintings and Watercolors (May 10, 1945 to September 25, 1947)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Hermann Dudley Murphy (1867-1945) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

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