The American and Canadian Salon

February 26March 03, 2022
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LOT 15

Lot 15


Lot 15 Details
JOHN FRANCIS MURPHY (1853–1921), American


Oil on canvas; signed and dated 85 lower right
16.75 ins x 22.25 ins; 42.5 cms x 56.5 cms

Estimate $2,500-$4,000

Realised: $12,000
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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  • JOHN FRANCIS MURPHY (1853–1921)
  • JOHN FRANCIS MURPHY (1853–1921)
  • JOHN FRANCIS MURPHY (1853–1921)
  • JOHN FRANCIS MURPHY (1853–1921)

Elizabeth Bridget (Lady Shaughnessy), Montreal;
The Honourable Marguerite Shaughnessy, Montreal;
By descent to her granddaughter, Mrs. Norman Mais, Fort Tipperary, St. Andrews, NB on May 8, 1937;
Gift of Mrs. Norman Mais;
To the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB on May 23, 1985, Accession No. 1985-12;
Deaccessioned to benefit art purchases at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery


This work is cited in “The Beaverbrook Art Gallery” September 1985, No. 33 issue, n.p.


The Shaughnessy family of Montreal and St. Andrews, NB were connected to the Canadian Pacific Railway and were among the early patrons and supporters of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.

“Sleepy Hollow, New York” (1885) is mentioned as one of two Barbizon-influenced paintings donated by Mrs. Mais, the other being, Lot 14 in this auction by the American artist Richard Pauli (active ca. 1855-1892)


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LOT 15

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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