Lot 66: HERMANN DUDLEY MURPHY | Portrait of Charles H. Woodbury
October 20, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: oil on canvas
Oil on canvas. Canvas is not lined. SURFACE: in good condition aside from surface dirt and old, dirty (probably original) varnish. UNDER UV: No apparent inpainting.
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Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist, 1922
Dimensions: 30 1/4 by 25 inches
Art Institute of Chicago, Thirty-Fifth Annual American Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, 1922, no. 166
Art Institute of Chicago, Century of Progress: Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, 1933, no. 609, p. 73
Boston, Guild of Boston Artists, Memorial Exhibition of Paintings by H. Dudley Murphy, N.A., 1945, no. 15
Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago 16, “Accessions and Loans,” 1922, p. 99, illustrated
International Studio 76, “Chicago’s Annual Art Show,” 1922, p. 188, illustrated
Art Institute of Chicago, A Guide to the Paintings in the Permanent Collection, 1925, p. 147
Art Institute of Chicago, A Guide to the Paintings in the Permanent Collection, 1932, p. 165
Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Picture Collection, 1961, p. 342
Medium: oil on canvas