Tag Archives: J. Francis Murphy

Classical Finds Hammer High at Case Antiques Auction

Several items at Case Antiques auction in Knoxville caught my attention, and while I was out during bidding, the prices seemed to rise to a point where it didn’t matter. Both items on my radar went well above what I expected. The first was a 13″ Parian bust of Robert E. Lee. Depending on the

Eight Pounds of Tonalism Hits the Sidewalk

Once again the doorbell rang after dark. The lack of sunlight and the time of year made it seem appropriate that it was the UPS delivery person bringing a copy of David Cleveland’s new book A History of American Tonalism,1880-1920. After-all, it’s never morning in a tonalist painting, and never Spring. I could hear it