Sample Appraisal: Ada Clifford Murphy Watercolor

Sample Appraisal: Ada Clifford Murphy Watercolor

Appraisal ID:    11294
Appraised On:    Aug 25, 2006
Market Value:    $ 600.00
Replacement Value:    $ 800.00


Artist: MURPHY, Ada Clifford. Watercolor. {Girl watering flowers at the window]. Circa 1900. Artist signed. Size: 13 1/2 x 18 1/2 in. Glazed and framed.
A landscape, portrait, and miniature painter, Ada Clifford Murphy was prominent in eastern art circles in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

She was born in Saratoga, New York, studied at Cooper Union Art School and with Douglas Volk in New York. In 1883, she married artist John Frances Murphy, and they first established a studio in the Hotel Chelsea and then built a home and studio in Arkville in the Catskill Mountains where they taught art classes.

In 1886, they traveled and painted in Europe. Between 1886 and 1918, she exhibited in 25 annual exhibitions at the National Academy of Design. She also exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

Item/Title:    unknown
Date/Period of Manufacture:    1900
Condition:    very good to excellent
Manufacturer/Artist/Author:    A.C. Murphy
Dimensions (HxWxD):    13.5in. high 18.5in. wide approx. 1lb. in frame
Inscription:    signature A.C/Murphy ( Ada Clifford Murphy )
History/Provenance:    I inherited this painting from my late great aunts Mary and Jennette Hunter they were born in the 1890s, I am 52 and they had the painting since I can remember.


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