American, 1874-1939

Lady Trying on a Hat, 1909

oil on canvas
signed and dated lower right "F.C. Frieseke - 1909"
63 3/4 x 51 inches (161.9 x 129.5 cm.), Frame: 69 x 56 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. (175.3 x 143.5 x 8.3 cm.)

  • Provenance: The artist; to Alexander Morten (probably), in 1910; to [Sale: American Art Association, New York, 29 January 1919, lot 88]; to [Macbeth Gallery, New York, in 1919]; to Paul Schulze, Chicago, Illinois, in 1919; to The Art Institute of Chicago, by gift in 1924, until the present
  • Exhibited: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carnegie Institute, "Thirteenth Annual Exhibition of Paintings", 1909, no. 117; New York, New York, National Academy of Design, "Winter Exhibition", 1909-1910; Chicago, Illinois, Art Institute of Chicago, 1919-1924, on loan; Chicago, Illinois, University of Chicago, Quadrangle Club, April 16 - December 13, 1923; Savannah, Georgia, Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, and elsewhere, "Frederick Frieseke: 1874-1939", November 5 - December 5, 1974, no. 25; Oslo, Norway, American Ambassador's Residence, American Art Collection, June 20, 1985 - June 20, 1987; Roslyn Harbor, New York, Nassau County Museum of Art, "Normandy and Its Artists Remembered: A 50th Anniversary of the Invasion", June 12 - September 11, 1994; Savannah, Georgia, Telfair Museum of Art, and elsewhere, "Frederick Carl Frieseke: The Evolution of an American Impressionist", March 20-June 3, 2001, no. 20.
  • Literature: Carnegie Institute, "Catalogue of the Thirteenth Annual Exhibition", exhibition catalog, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1909, n.p., no. 117; National Academy of Design, "Winter Exhibition", exhibition catalog, New York, 1909, n.p., no. 105; "The artist's notebook", 1910, n.p.; American Art News, Vol VIII, no. 14, January 13, 1910, "Winter Academy Sales," p. 3; American Art Association, "Paintings by the Late Alexander Morten", exhibition catalog, New York, 1919, n.p., no. 88, illustrated. N. Kilmer, "Frederick Frieseke: 1874-1939", exhibition catalog, Savannah, Georgia, 1974, pp. 22-23, no. 25, illustrated; Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago Vol. 19, No. 1, Jan., 1925, "The Walter H. Schulze Memorial Gallery of Paintings," p. 8; The Art Institute of Chicago, "The Walter H. Schulze Gallery of American Paintings", pp. 5-7, 18 (illus.), 19; Richard J. Boyle, "American Impressionism" (1974), pp. 194-5, illustrated; W.H. Gerdts, "American Impressionist", New York, 1984, p. 262, fig. 344, illustrated; Ambassador R.D. Stuart, Jr., Mrs. R.D. Stuart, Jr., eds., American Art Collection, exhibition catalog, Oslo, Norway, 1986, pp. 18-19, illustrated; R.H. Love, "Louis Ritman from Chicago to Giverny: How Louis Ritman Was Influenced by Lawton Park and Other Midwestern Impressionists", Chicago, Illinois, 1989, p. 138, no. III, 11-12, illustrated; Nassau County Museum of Art, "Normandy and Its Artists Remembered", exhibition catalog, Rosyln Harbor, New York, 1994, pp. 52-53, 81, fig. 11, illustrated; N. Kilmer, et al., "Frederick Carl Frieseke: The Evolution of an American Impressionist", exhibition catalog, Savannah, Georgia, 2001, p. 144, no. 20, illustrated.

    Tags: oil painting, listed artist, American Impressionist / American Impressionism
  • Condition: in overall excellent condition, no restoration visible under UV, strip lined canvas

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