Lot 653

Christopher Murphy Jr., Savannah City Hall, Pencil

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

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Property from the Collection of John and Virginia Duncan, Savannah, GA


Christopher Murphy Jr. (Savannah, 1902-1973), Savannah City Hall, Pencil, 1928, signed and dated 1928 lower left, and titled and dated along bottom edge of paper, depicting figures, cars and trees in front of Savannah City Hall, matted and framed. Paper size: 8 1/2 in. x 7 7/8 in. Frame size: 11 1/2 in. x 10 3/8 in.

Christopher Murphy Jr. was a notable 20th century Savannah, Georgia artist. Murphy's artistic education started early as both of his parents were respected Savannah artists, and continued with formal training at the Art Students League. His superior technical skills allowed him to work in a variety of mediums and subject matter and he is best known for his city and landscape scenes of his home town Savannah. He was an active member of the Savannah Art Club and taught art classes around town. During his career his work was exhibited at the National Academy of Design, Art Institute of Chicago, New York Watercolor Club, American Watercolor Society, Sesquicentennial Exposition in Philadelphia, Whitney Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Southern Art League. His work is held in the permanent collections of the Morris Museum and the Telfair as well as in various private collections.

Measurements: Height: by sight 7 1/8 in. x Width: 6 1/4 in.


Good condition, paper lightly toned, mat burn, discoloration from mounting tape upper edge, wear to edges of paper, restored tears bottom and top right corners, some possible trimming.