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James Francis (Jas) Murray

 (1899 - 1990)
James Francis (Jas) Murray was active/lived in Massachusetts.  James Murray is known for illustrator, New England scene, graphics.

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Artist Bulletins for James Francis (Jas) Murray

44 archived bulletin(s) below.    (Note:  Bulletins are no longer updatable as of 2015.)

Jas f murray prints
mimi (04/21/2015)
Many of his first drawings - he sold outright to etch it sketch - but as his sons grew up an had families of their own - he set up George Murray his son in printing his drawings - thus GM marks - he was my Uncle an a great man !

painting value of jas f murry of longfellow's wayside inn sudbury ma
eilen (11/24/2014)
any idea if this is worth anything. its matted & framed, signed and about 14x 16" I love t! eileen

jas f murray buckman tavern 1690 lexington mass
faith thompson (11/18/2014)
jas f murray buckman tavern,1690 lexington, mass I think this is an original. I can't find any info on it. Can someone please help me find the value and history on this piece. Thank you so much.

Info please
Beth (04/15/2014)
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.

vasf murray
betty kneeland (08/15/2013)
i have a pencil of the old mill 1746 Nantucket mass need information about painter

2 Jas F Murray drawings
Shelly (03/24/2011)
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.

Keith (09/12/2010)
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.

Signed on the left
Sharon (09/01/2010)
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?

The Truth about your picture, please read
bobby (08/21/2010)
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!

Jas F Murray sketch
Shareen (05/04/2010)
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!

Jas F Murray
Sharon (04/26/2010)
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

Jas F. Murray
sue (04/12/2010)
I have an Jas F. Murray pencil sketch titled The Pirates House Savannah Ga. Any info on this piece..excellent condition.

Jas. F Murray sketch
N Graham (02/11/2010)
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?

Jas F. Murray sketch
Shirley Nylin (02/01/2010)
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.

Warf scene at Nantucket
Robert Stein (12/10/2009)
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

MARIE BOYD (12/02/2009)

jas f murray
gina (10/23/2009)
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.

pencil sketch
janie (10/06/2009)
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!!

pencil sketchs
carolkazee (07/29/2009)
info on artist

to find out about artist
carol kazee (07/25/2009)
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.

The Old Mill (1746) Nantucket, Mass
Terri Lowe (02/18/2009)
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

james f. murray
jim mcgarry (02/06/2009)
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

West Cornwall Covered Bridge
Andy (11/20/2008)
I am looking for some feed back on this drawing , If anyone has any information for me please E-mail me

jas. f murray art
Dan (11/13/2008)
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

Jas F. Murray
Jerri H. (09/30/2008)
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.

print or drawing
soiabrown (09/29/2008)
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

Etchings Jas F. Murray
Michele (09/17/2008)
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????

Jas F, Murray pencil drawing
Kristen Daley (07/14/2008)
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!

Dave franklin (05/05/2008)
I have a w/colour by jas.f.murray of Washington st mass.approx 16 by 10 can enyone help with info thanks

jas f murray
jack (04/23/2008)
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

need help finding out about a murray sketch
judith (03/17/2008)
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

Marblehead Harbor
Peter Cap (01/25/2008)
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

Jas F. Murray- Post Cards
Edna Sullivan (09/01/2007)
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

tommac (02/25/2007)
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

3 murray
JimB (12/06/2006)
I have three pencil drawings of the Thomas Jefferson memorial, the lincoln memorial and the white house. can anyone tell me more, Jim

Jas F Murray sketch
dwarner (11/08/2006)
I have a sketch its of the u.s.s. constitution. can anyone tell me anything about it.

real or make believe
J.P.Drivas (06/25/2006)
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!

Jas F. Murray
Rick Davis (04/23/2006)
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.

Jas F. Murray
William (02/11/2006)
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.

Martha's Vineyard prints
James Francis Murray (01/15/2006)
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).

Jas F. Murray
Don (01/14/2006)
I have a pencil drawing by Mr. Murray of Wellfleet Harbor. Where can I find out more about him?

Beacon St., Boston, Mass
Janice (12/05/2005)
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.

Jas F Murray
Betsy (11/27/2005)
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.

Jas Murray
Barbara (10/18/2005)
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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