Twilight Autumn,1890

This is an original oil on canvas by American Tonalist artist J. Francis Murphy.(1853-1921)  This view of Twilight in Autumn was set most likely in the Catskill Mountains of New York.  The image measures 18X30 inches.  It is signed J.Francis Murphy and dated 90 in the lower left corner.  This painting was previously sold through Christies in New York, January 1999.  The painting is housed in a fine carved gilt frame.  The painting has been professionally relined and is in very fine condition.  "Murphy's simmering sunsets and autumn melancholy are deceptive, his best work embodies the radical experiments of his contemporaries (Ryder, Innes, Blakelock) tempered with a cool poise and exquisite indwelling depth of tone." (David Cleveland, A history of American Tonalism)