MATT MURPHEY ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR USS BREESE 122/DM18

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  • Item Category: Sports
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 24, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

SEVERAL INTERESTED PARTIES INQUIRED ABOUT THIS PAINTING AFTER THE AUCTION ENDED ... SO LETS TRY IT AGAIN!...EARLY 1920'S VINTAGE! THIS IS A FANTASTIC AUTHENTIC ORIGINAL VINTAGE HANDPAINTED AND SIGNED WATERCOLOR (NOT A PRINT) OF THE U.S.S. BREESE BY MATT MURPHEY. MURPHEY WAS AN IMPORTANT 20TH CENTURY MILITARY ARTIST WHO WORKED AS AN ILLUSTRATOR FOR THE U.S. NAVY AND OTHER BRANCHES OF THE ARMED FORCES. HE WAS ACTUALLY STATIONED ON THE U.S.S. BREESE AS A MAIL CLERK DURING THE 1920S-30s AND HIS TALENTED ARTWORK APPEARS ON MANY A NAVAL COVER, NAVAL CACHET AND CANCELLATION! . ADDITIONALLY HE WORKED AS A POSTER ARTIST PRODUCING RECRUITMENT POSTERS FOR THE U.S. NAVY DURING WORLD WAR II . ( SEE EXAMPLES IN PHOTOS ) HIS WORK APPEARED IN SEVERAL POPULAR PUBLICATIONS OF THE ERA DEPICTING MILITARY LIFE & DUTY INCLUDING ONE ARTICLE ABOUT "WACS" AND NURSES WHO SERVED DURING WWII.

also known as (aka): Michael B : Matt Murphy USCS # 230 / ANCS # 288 - MAIL CLERK USS BREESE- HONOLULU (note incorrect spelling of last name!)

THIS VINTAGE WORK OF ART BY AN IMPORTANT MILITARY ARTIST OF THE 20TH CENTURY IS IN FINE CONDITION...NO LOSSES...NO RETOUCHING...NO RIPS, CRACKS, OR TEARS...LIGHT SCATTERED FOXING/STAINS AROUND PERIMETER/NOT ON IMAGE ...DRAWN ON THICK CARDSTOCK IT MEASURES 11 X 15 IN. (IMAGE DIMENSION) AND 12 IN. X 16 IN. (OUTSIDE
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