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3121M Marlborough
August 12, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

William Murray (Vermont, Early 19th Century) Masonic Insignia

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3121M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: August 12, 2018 10:00AM


William Murray (Vermont, Early 19th Century)

Masonic Insignia
Inscribed and dated "Drawn For Joseph Fish Senr BY WILm MURRAY Novemb 1818."
Watercolor on paper, 9 x 7 in., in a molded and grain-painted frame.
Condition: Repaired tears at lower corners, soil.

Provenance: John Rice, Putney, Vermont, October 23, 1983.

Literature: Arthur B. and Sybil B. Kern, "Painters of Record: William Murray and His School," The Clarion, Vol. 12, No. 1, Winter 1987.

Exhibitions: Painters of Record: William Murray and His School, Museum of American Folk Art, New York, December 6, 1990-March 3, 1991; Albany Institute of History & Art, April 1, 1991-May 27, 1991.
The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art
Estimate $800-1,200

Sheet has old creases, corners have restorations to paper.

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William Murray, John Rice, Joseph Fish Senr, Sybil B. Kern, Putney