Arthur Murphy ((American, 1906 - 1991)


Bridge Worker No. 7. Lithograph. 13 x 10 inches. Signed and titled by the artist. FPA CA WPA
 
 

Bridge Worker No. 2. Lithograph. 12 3/4 x 8 5/8 inches. Signed and titled by the artist. FPA CA WPA

 


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Bridge Worker No. 5. Lithograph. 11 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. Signed and titled by the artist. FPA CA WPA
 
 

Circus Group #$ 1, Balance Act. Lithograph. 11 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. Signed and titled by the artist. FAP blind stamp and original WPA label.


Tamalpais,  Lithograph. 91/2 x 13 inches. Signed and titled by the artist. FAP CA. WPA.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The text reads;
 
HEAR MY SONG ON TAMALPAIS! /
FROM WHERE YOUR SHROUD AS WRAPPED IN VEILS OF MIST AND SUNSHINE,/ WHERE THEY BORE YOU LONG AGO TO WATCH AND WAIT/ THAT YOUR SACRIFICE SUPREME BE NOT IN VAIN. /TO SEE THAT GLORIOUS DAY SOME DISTANT AGE/ WHEN THE BRAVE PLAYTUMA SHALL FIND YOUR GRAVE/ AND BOTH UNITED BE ONCE AGAIN./ THE WITCH HAS RINGED YOUR ROCKY GRAVE/ WITH THREATS OF DEATH TO THOSE WHO'D FIND YOU;/ SITS AT YOUR FEET IN GUARDING FEAR/ LEST YOU BREAK THE TIES THAT BIND YOU AND FLY TO THE TRIBE OF THE WANDERING BRAVE. /ACROSS THE SEAS I SEND YOU,/ EACH YEAR THE LEAVES BEGIN TO TURN;/ FAR BEYOND HER ANGRY WATCHING/ FAR ABOVE HER LOW CONCEPTIONS/ AWAY TO THE NORTH THE GREY GOOSE FAST DESCENDING/ BEARING WORDS OF THE NEAR RECEPTION ---/ WORDS FROM THE LOST PLAYTUMA./