Frame for Platt’s “The Mountain”

Artist: Frame created by Hermann Dudley Murphy (1867-1945)
Historical period(s)
ca. 1918
Gilded wood
H x W x D (overall): 125.7 x 156.8 x 7.6 cm (49 1/2 x 61 3/4 x 3 in)
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


flower, lotus, United States

From 1918 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), probably purchased from Charles Adams Platt (1861-1933), New York, NY, in 1918 [1]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [2]


[1] According to Provenance Remark 1 in the object record, when C.L. Freer purchased Platt's painting "The Mountain" (F1918.155a) it was, presumably, framed. According to F1918.155a, Provenance Remark 1, in the object record, the painting, and most probably frame, were purchased from Platt on October 10, 1918. See also, American Paintings List, pg. 24, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] 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)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Charles Adams Platt (C.L. Freer source) 1861-1933

Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
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