Charles Marquedant Burns Jr. - False Imprisonment


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Artist:  Charles Marquedant Burns Jr. (c. 1834-1932, Philadelphia)

Title:  False Imprisonment

​Size: 30 1/4" x 24 1/4"

Medium/Surface/Period:  Oil on canvas, 1874

Signed: (lower left) CHARLES MARQVEDANTBURNS (??)

​                                  FLORENCE 1874

Labels:   (verso, stretcher board, ink)  handwritten paper label

​                                 "False Imprisonment"

​                                 painted by Charles Marquedant Burns

​                                        17 Walnut St. Philadelphia

​                                      lent by Richard S. Mason, Esq.


Condition:  Excellent

Restoration: Cleaned and re-varnished with minor touch to three small                    areas totaling less than 1% of the total painting.

Frame:  A cavetto style frame with a faux painted cove and inner and outer gold toned relief patterned mouldings. Apparently original.

Provenance:  Richard S Mason, Esq., Philadelphia

                    A southern New Jersey collector

Exhibition:  1877: The National Academy of Design, NYC

                  1876: (a watercolor sketch for the work) Pennsylvania                                        Academy of Fine Arts , Philadelphia

​Price: $3800 shipping included.

Old Masters, 19th and 20th Century Art