Frame for Platt's "The Mountain"

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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1918
  • Geography

    United States
  • Material

    Gilded wood
  • Dimension

    H x W x D (overall): 125.7 x 156.8 x 7.6 cm (49 1/2 x 61 3/4 x 3 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Frame created by Hermann Dudley Murphy (1867-1945)
  • Provenance

    From 1918 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), probably purchased from Charles Adams Platt (1861-1933), New York, NY, in 1918 [1]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [2]
    [1] According to Provenance Remark 1 in the object record, when C.L. Freer purchased Platt's painting "The Mountain" (F1918.155a) it was, presumably, framed. According to F1918.155a, Provenance Remark 1, in the object record, the painting, and most probably frame, were purchased from Platt on October 10, 1918. See also, American Paintings List, pg. 24, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    [2] 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

    Winter into Spring: American Landscapes (March 4, 1982 to June 1, 1982)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Charles Adams Platt (1861-1933) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    United States
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

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