John J. A. Murphy prints for sale

American, 1888-1968

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In the Shadows -  MURPHY

In the Shadows
Woodcut, 1921, Cole Gallery catalogue # 56, not listed in the Québec catalogue: edition unknown. 6 1/4 x 7 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Murphy's distinctive woodcuts are not so common today. The last known exhibition of his works was at the Musée National des Beaux-arts du Québec in 1997. When he was active he exhibited at the Keppel Gallery in New York and in London at the Leicester Gallery. He was married to the artist Cecil Buller.
$800

Paternity -  MURPHY

Paternity
Woodcut, 1923, Québec catalogue # 59, Cole Gallery catalogue # 122; edition unknown. 9 1/2 x 4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression of this rare print. The condition is fine and the margins are full. (There's just a faint, very subtle suggestion of foxing here and there in the margins.) Murphy's distinctive woodcuts are not so common today. The last known exhibition of his works was at the Musée National des Beaux-arts du Quebec in 1997. When he was active he exhibited at the Keppel Gallery in New York and in London at the Leicester Gallery. He was married to the artist Cecil Buller and her work was also included in the Quebec exhibition.
$950

Sprinters -  MURPHY

Sprinters
Woodcut, 1931, Cole 155; edition probably 75. 11 1/8 x 13 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is quite good. Murphy's woodcuts are quite distinctive and this is considered by many to be his finest work. Sylvan Cole Gallery held an important retrospective of Murphy's work in 1990. The artist exhibited with the Leicester Gallery, London, while he was alive as well as with Frederick Keppel in New York. This print is illustrated on page 102 of Master Prints of Five Centuries; The Alan and Marianne Schwartz Collection (1991).
SOLD


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