Frostbitten Wood and Field

Maker(s)
Artist: John Francis Murphy (1853-1921)
Historical period(s)
1914
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
H x W: 76.5 x 91.6 cm (30 1/8 x 36 1/16 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1915.28a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Oil painting

Keywords
landscape, tree, United States, winter
Provenance

To 1915
M. Knoedler & Co., New York, NY, to 1915 [1]

From 1915 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from M. Knoedler and Co., New York, at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, in San Francisco in 1915 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See List of American Paintings other than by Whistler, A, pg. 14, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] This object was purchased by Charles Lang Freer from M. Knoedler and Co., 556-558 Fifth Avenue, New York, at Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, June 23, 1915. Metcalf's Blossom Time [F1915.27] was purchased at the same time (see Curatorial Remark 4 in the object record). See also, correspondence between Roland F. Knoedler of M. Knoedler & Co., New York, to Freer, May 22, 1915; Freer to Knoedler, May 28, [1915]; Knoedler to Freer, June 21, 1915; Freer to Knoedler, June 23, 1915, in the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[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)

M. Knoedler & Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Burns A. Stubbs. Paintings, Pastels, Drawings, Prints, and Copper Plates by and Attributed to American and European Artists, Together with a List of Original Whistleriana, in the Freer Gallery of Art. vol. 1, no. 2, 2nd edition. Washington, 1967. pl. 8.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
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