Bibliotheque by Gerald Murphy
Cross stitch chart or counted cross stitch kit from the Scarlet Quince 20th & 21st Century Fine Art Collection.
Gerald Clery Murphy (March 25, 1888 – October 17, 1964) born in Boston to the family that owned the Mark Cross Company, sellers of fine leather goods.
Gerald only painted from 1921 until 1929; he is known for his hard-edged still life paintings in a Precisionist, Cubist style. During the 1920s Gerald Murphy, along with other American modernist painters in Europe, notably Charles Demuth and Stuart Davis created paintings prefiguring the pop art movement that contained pop culture imagery such as mundane objects culled from American commercial products and advertising design.
In this piece depicts a stylized impression of a library. It includes references to literature, classical architecture, and philosophy. Many of the specific items are taken from Murphy's father's library: the bust of Ralph Waldo Emerson, the globe, the books, the magnifying glass, and the architectural elements. (1926-7)
Approx: 17" x 23" or 42 x 58cm - when worked on 18ct or 36ct.
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