Frame for Hassam’s The Chinese Merchants

Artist: Hermann Dudley Murphy (1867-1945)
Historical period(s)
ca. 1909
Gilded wood
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)
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


gilding, United States

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.

Previous Owner(s)

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

Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
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