Christopher Aristide Desbouillons Murphy (Savannah, Georgia, 1902-1973)
PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN, 1928
charcoal on paper, unframed, signed & inscribed on verso
page size: H18 3/4" W12 1/2"
PROFILE PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN
charcoal on paper, unframed, initialed & dated: lower left, '28 C.M.
page size: H19 1/4" W12 1/2"
PORTRAIT OF GIRL AND BOY
lithograph, unframed, signed in plate: Christopher Murphy Jr.
page size: H11" W14"
oil on canvasboard, framed, unsigned
H7 7/8" W9 7/8"
Provenance: Estate of the late Francis D. "Skeeter" McNairy, Savannah, Georgia.
Other Notes: Both portraits of woman inscribed on verso: Telfair Art Class, Christopher Murphy Jr.
Country House painting inscribed on verso: C.A.d. Murphy, Found in Murphy Studio trash.
PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN: two tears at bottom center and tear at lower right edge; edges worn; two corners clipped; pinholes in corners; paper toned with age.
PROFILE: Large tear from top edge extending into head; upper left and upper right corners missing; lower left corners chipped; tears along edges; edges worn; paper toned with age.
GIRL AND BOY: hazing to image; some staining and adhesive residue to margins.
COUNTRY HOUSE: Canvas puckering on board; some surface abrasions; yellowed with age.