Frostbitten Wood and Field

Artist: John Francis Murphy (1853-1921)
Historical period(s)
Oil on canvas
H x W: 76.5 x 91.6 cm (30 1/8 x 36 1/16 in)
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Oil painting

landscape, tree, United States, winter

To 1915
M. Knoedler & Co., New York, NY, to 1915 [1]

From 1915 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from M. Knoedler and Co., New York, at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, in San Francisco in 1915 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]


[1] See List of American Paintings other than by Whistler, A, pg. 14, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] This object was purchased by Charles Lang Freer from M. Knoedler and Co., 556-558 Fifth Avenue, New York, at Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, June 23, 1915. Metcalf's Blossom Time [F1915.27] was purchased at the same time (see Curatorial Remark 4 in the object record). See also, correspondence between Roland F. Knoedler of M. Knoedler & Co., New York, to Freer, May 22, 1915; Freer to Knoedler, May 28, [1915]; Knoedler to Freer, June 21, 1915; Freer to Knoedler, June 23, 1915, in the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

M. Knoedler & Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Burns A. Stubbs. Paintings, Pastels, Drawings, Prints, and Copper Plates by and Attributed to American and European Artists, Together with a List of Original Whistleriana, in the Freer Gallery of Art. vol. 1, no. 2, 2nd ed. Washington, 1967. pl. 8.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
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