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Lot 66: HERMANN DUDLEY MURPHY | Portrait of Charles H. Woodbury

American Art, Including the Collection of George S. Parker II from the Caxambas Foundation

by Sotheby's

20 October 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Description: oil on canvas

Condition Report: 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.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
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Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist, 1922

Dimensions: 30 1/4 by 25 inches

Exhibited: 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

Literature: 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

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