Hall Painting Stromboli
Hermann Dudley Murphy (1867-1945) received his training at the Académie Julian in Paris where he learned about the work of expatriate artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Like Whistler, Murphy made the frame an integral part of his work. After he returned to Boston he established a successful career as an artist and also created a high-end frame-making shop. Murphy’s 1908 painting of the volcanic island Stromboli off the northern coast of Sicily is enhanced by its beautiful original frame.