Frame for Hassam's The Chinese Merchants

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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1909
  • Geography

    United States
  • Material

    Gilded wood
  • Dimension

    H x W x D (overall): 74.9 x 124.5 x 6.4 cm (29 1/2 x 49 x 2 1/2 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Hermann Dudley Murphy (1867-1945)
  • Provenance

    To 1910
    N.E. Montross (1849-1932), New York, NY, to 1910 [1]
    From 1910 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from N.E. Montross in 1910 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    [1] Purchased by Charles Lang Freer from N.E. Montross, New York, April 23, 1910, presumably on painting F1910.22a (see Curatorial Remarks 5 and 6 in the object record). See also, F1910.22a, Curatorial Remark 2, Susan Hobbs, 1978, in the object record, which states: "The artist apparently designed the frame for this painting and had it made to order by the Royal Art Framing Company of New York City."
    [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 (October 14, 1978 to March 18, 1981)
    American Paintings (November 11, 1976 to October 12, 1978)
    American Paintings (July 1, 1974 to December 5, 1975)
    American Paintings (September 8, 1961 to May 2, 1973)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    N.E. Montross (1849-1932) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    United States
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

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