JOHN FRANCIS MURPHY
1853 - 1921
signed J Francis Murphy - (lower left)
oil on canvas
16 x 22 inches (40.6 x 55.9 cm)
The work is lined. There appear to be frame abrasions and associated chip losses to the paint layer along the extreme outer edges of the work, a few have been inpainted accordingly. Under UV light the work appears to retain a heavy varnish layer but no inpaint or restorations appear to exist within the body of the work.
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Spanierman Gallery, New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above