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 James Francis Murray  (1899 - 1990)

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Lived/Active: Massachusetts      Known for: illustrator, New England scene, graphics

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04/15/2014
Beth

Info please
I just inherited a Jas F. Murray sketch from my grandmother. It's description is "Old Fairbanks House (1636) Oldest Frame House in the USA Dedham, Mass."

It appears to be origional. Any info on this would be great.


02/18/2014
Charles Kammer

2 , James F Murray , pencil drawings, yacht race 1983
What's value?


12/13/2013
edward novak

2 framed pencil drawings by j.f. murray. one signed.
they are original . dont look like prints to me. one is of the mayflower and other is of a docked boat in a harbour in mass. in a cove


12/05/2013
michael

want to know more about scene
Says left bottom corner wharf scene at nantuckit singed right bottom Jas F murray looks like a print any info apreciate


09/01/2013
Doris Washburn

jas f murray sketches
Was he in Tennessee in the 70's? I have 7 sketches "signed by jasfmurray from locations around Tennessee.???


08/30/2013
Beth Hannaford

Louisburgh Square
I have what appears to be an original drawing framed. Titled, Louisburgh Square, Boston, Mass. It is signed in the right hand corner and I do not see a copyright. How can I tell if it is an original?


08/15/2013
betty kneeland

vasf murray
i have a pencil of the old mill 1746 Nantucket mass need information about painter


08/02/2013
Phil Bluteau

2 pencils
i have 2 pencils of Las F Murray 1 titled low tide at well fleet cape cod mass 2 commercial st Provincetown Mass. low tide, artist signed over the title 2nd he sign it on the left side of the art work and title is on the rt is this common for this artist


03/24/2011
Shelly

2 Jas F Murray drawings
I purchased two Jas F. Murray drawings this week. They were framed and matted. After taking them out, they appear to be originals. One is called "Camden Harbor" and the other is "Old North Courthouse". Any info would be helpful. I cant find too much on the web about the artist or the worth. They are very nice drawings and I am happy to have found them.


09/12/2010
Keith

Reply:
James Francis Murray was my great-uncle. The surviving family members own many of his original oil, watercolor and acrylic works. Mr. Murray did have a contractual agreement of some sort with the Curhan Company. These are identified by the (C. Co.) that you see below the signature. If you have any questions about the works you have, you can send me pictures.


09/01/2010
Sharon

Signed on the left
I have a James F. Murray sketch that is signed in the bottom left corner with c co-49 underneath. Not titled. All the photos of his work that I've seen are signed in the lower right corner and titled. Did Murray ever sign his work in the lower left or is this just a red flag that it's a fake?


08/21/2010
bobby

The Truth about your picture, please read
I have done some research and I found this website which explains the various types of etchings , prints , and lithographs etc. . it is very informative , but remember , you have to get out the flashlight and magnifying glass to have some sort of idea of what you have. I also have a "picture" of a scene of 2 ships in a harbor with Jas F. Murray as the artist. I looked closely at it , it is a print of a print published by the Curhan Co. located in Gloucester Massachusetts .If you read closely , original edition prints will have the same characteristics as a reproduced print , but the artist will sign the print by hand and mark what number print it is in the edition. example 10/50 . If the artists name and all corresponding information is also made with tiny dots , then it is a print of a print and much less valuable. I got the information of the company from the back of my print on the lower right hand corner with the company's name , location , and "made in USA" . I strongly believe that most of us have a print of a print or as the info points to , a stencil process print called a serigraph. Unfortunately , too , for most of us , we aren't in possession of a true artist signed original edition picture. The dates are probably true, the locations are probably true and the artist is probably true , but the actual picture is probably mass produced by the Curhan Co. in Mass. I come to this conclusion by seeing all the people in possession of all these prints , and how many there are. For all others that have a true signed , dated , editioned print , I hope you make a lot of money from their sale!! Good luck , and I hope this info has helped. And by the way , I hope the Curhan Co. got permission from James Francis Murray to reproduce his work , otherwise I see a big lawsuit in their future..lol!


05/04/2010
Shareen

Jas F Murray sketch
I also have a stretch entitled "the pirates house" ...did anyone find out anything about this artist? If so, I would love to know.

thanks!


04/26/2010
Sharon

Jas F Murray
I recently purchased two pencil sketches one is the Fisherman's Memorial Gloucester, Mass. The other is of a boat in dock and signed Jas F. Murray with Rockport, Mass below signature. I would like to know an approximate value. Any info on where or how to fine would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you


04/12/2010
sue

Jas F. Murray
I have an Jas F. Murray pencil sketch titled The Pirates House Savannah Ga. Any info on this piece..excellent condition.


02/11/2010
N Graham

Jas. F Murray sketch
I have a sketch done by Jas.MMurray of Beacon Hill corner Walnut and Chestnut St. - Boston Mass...this has been in my family for years.I have no idea of the date and value..anyone with input?


02/01/2010
Shirley Nylin

Jas F. Murray sketch
I have a Murray sketch dated 1951 which is in perfect condition. It appears to be an original drawing and depicts sailboats in a harbor. I would appreciate any information.


12/10/2009
Robert Stein

Warf scene at Nantucket
It looks to be old printed in corner is Jas F Murry, is there usually a date somewhere on the artwork? I have had it hanging in my office for about 6 years. any info would be great!
Thanks,
Bob


12/02/2009
MARIE BOYD

JAS F MURRAY
I HAVE A SKETCH OF A HARBOR WITH SHIPS.HOW CAN I KNOW IF IT IS AUTHENTIC?ANY IDEA OF VALUE?


10/23/2009
gina

jas f murray
I have 2 pencil sketches by jas f murray. they appear to be from a sketch book. One is of the Wye Oak (Maryland State tree 400 years old. I believe that the Wye oak fell several years ago. the other sketch is of a covered bridge in Maryland. They are not framed. I believe they are original from a book. They both have a cofee or tea stain in the bottom right. They are signed.


10/06/2009
janie

pencil sketch
I have a pencil sketch or possibly a charcoal drawing of a harbor, and cannot find any further info. It is signed Jas F Murray, but there is no title. How can I learn the value of this? Thanks!!


07/29/2009
carolkazee

pencil sketchs
info on artist


07/25/2009
carol kazee

to find out about artist
I purchased 2 drawings 7 years ago at a antique fair in centralia washington. I am tring to find out if indeed thes are drawings that Jas F Murray did of Stevens pass and snoqalimie falls in wa state in 1956. Any info would be a great help to me. I am trying to find out there worth.


02/18/2009
Terri Lowe

The Old Mill (1746) Nantucket, Mass
I recently found a pencil sketch Title The OLD MILL (1746) NANTUCKET, MASS. WITH THE SIGNATURE IN THE BOTTOM LEFT CORNER THAT IS PRINTED JAS F. MURRAY it is on single sheet of drawling paper it has a very old frame on it with cardboard backing and small finishing nails holding the picture in. It does not look like a copy from what I can tell. Any information would be helpful in this matter as to anything anything at all Thanks Terri


02/06/2009
jim mcgarry

james f. murray
i have a james murray scetch looks like pencil it of bald head cliff in ogunquit main, its sighned and dated 6-20-49 anyone have an idea of how much it may be worth. thank you jim


11/20/2008
Andy

West Cornwall Covered Bridge
I am looking for some feed back on this drawing , If anyone has any information for me please E-mail me


11/13/2008
Dan

jas. f murray art
Hello, I too have what looks to be an original pencil sketch by titled - Old "T" Wharf Boston Mass and signed by Jas F Murray. It has a simple white matt and a plane black frame. Looks like it was professionally frames. I purchased it at an estate sale in Wells, Maine. Anyway, noticed Karl just posted as well wondering about its worth. I would appreciate any information. Looks like everyone here recommends viewing it under a magnifier which I will do.
Thanks


09/30/2008
Jerri H.

Jas F. Murray
I acquired a print of the U.S Coast Guard Eagle by J.F Murray. I know it is a print because of the dots under a magnifier. I found some of his prints on-line for sale for between $99 - $200.


09/29/2008
soiabrown

print or drawing
i have a print or drawing by jas f. murray titled nantucket harbor it has what i think is a copy write mark c gm i would like to know more about it


09/17/2008
Michele

Etchings Jas F. Murray
I have two etchings from Jas F. Murray. Birthplace of John F Kennedy and Longfellow Wayside Inn. Does anyone know how much they are worth????


07/14/2008
Kristen Daley

Jas F, Murray pencil drawing
I have a signed, pencil print of Old Mill, Eastham, Mass. It depicts a windmill. Not framed, but in beautiful condition. What can anyone tell me about it? Thanks. I don't know a thing about the piece!


05/05/2008
Dave franklin

watercolour
I have a w/colour by jas.f.murray of Washington st mass.approx 16 by 10 can enyone help with info
thanks


04/23/2008
jack

jas f murray
i purchased a sketch of bunkerhill monument . charlestown mass. was wondering if its real it is framed by the frame crafters has off white bordersketch 9 1/2 x 12 inches


03/17/2008
judith

need help finding out about a murray sketch
i have a pencil sketch of J.F.MURRAY one is OLD MILL AT BREWSTER CAPE COD. MASS AND THE OTHER IS ON THE BEACH AT PROVINCETOWN CAPE COD. MASS can anyone give me more info. thanks


01/25/2008
Peter Cap

Marblehead Harbor
I have a colored print or watercolor signed Jas F. Murray -68, Marblehead Harbor, Marblehead Mass. Is there anyway of finding out if this is simply a colored print or if it is an original watercolor? I can send a pic. Thanks


09/01/2007
Edna Sullivan

Jas F. Murray- Post Cards
I have a few Post Cards by Jas F. Murray of Fishing Boats. On the bottom it says Twin Lights-Thatchers Island, Gloucester, Mass
Also I have 2 colored in lith O Scetech and it looks like it says Rockport Warf. Could someone please tell me more about this Artist and maybe the year they were done? I appreciate any information you can give me. Thank you. Edna


02/25/2007
tommac

postcards
i have found a box of lith-o-sketch postcards of newyork city by the artist jas f murry. is the artists paintings in demand yet is not they surely should be they are beautfull qualty . any details would be aperathed :)
tom


12/06/2006
JimB

3 murray
I have three pencil drawings of the Thomas Jefferson memorial, the lincoln memorial and the white house. can anyone tell me more, Jim


11/08/2006
dwarner

Jas F Murray sketch
I have a sketch its of the u.s.s. constitution. can anyone tell me anything about it.


06/25/2006
J.P.Drivas

real or make believe
after reading comment from Rick davis and magnifing my $1.00 flea market find,I two see a dot pattern. Thanks for the REAL truth!


04/23/2006
Rick Davis

Jas F. Murray
To everyone who has a Jas. F. Murray "pencil drawing". I urge you to look at under magnification [[]10x or better]. I have 4 of such 'drawings' and it turns out all four are prints, the dot pattern is obvious under magnification. To the naked eye they look like the genuine article.


02/11/2006
William

Jas F. Murray
About 18 years ago I bought two pencil drawings by Mr. Murray, The State House,columbia,S.C. and The Confederate Museum,Chaleston,S.C.. I would Like to know more about this Artist.


01/15/2006
James Francis Murray

Martha's Vineyard prints
I have 2 (Curhan Gallery, Gloucester, MA) framed prints done by Jas F Murray. One from 1958 of the Gay Head Cliffs the other from 1963 of menemsha harbor. Both are 2 of my favorite locations. I am originally from Cape cod. Ironically my name is also James Francis Murray (no relation).


01/14/2006
Don

Jas F. Murray
I have a pencil drawing by Mr. Murray of Wellfleet Harbor. Where can I find out more about him?


12/05/2005
Janice

Beacon St., Boston, Mass
After several business trips to Boston, a pencil drawing of Beacon St caught my eye in our local (Okla) antique mall. I love his work and it is nice to read what others share.


11/27/2005
Betsy

Jas F Murray
I purchased a pencil drawling of Paul Revere's home. I am unsure if it is real. The picture has slipped and part of the coloring of the paper is discolored and other part is white. The signature is a match. It is so detailed and what is very cool about it, is the American Flag is hanging from Paul Revere's house, it is from the Old North Square's point of view.


10/18/2005
Barbara

Jas Murray
I found him! In my twenties, I visited Nantucket and bought a simple pencil drawing--maybe 50 cents, a dollar or more--of the wharf at Nantucket. It laid in a file cabinet for about 30 years, always loved and protected. Recently framed, it hangs in my new lake home.


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