Luxembourg Gardens – Study

by Frederick Carl Frieseke (1874–1939)
Oil on board
7¼ x 9½ inches


Edith Frieseke Givens, sister of the artist, Los Angeles, California

Herman Frieseke, half-brother of above, Los Angeles, California, by 1930

Kenneth J. Thomas, Los Angeles, California, by 1935

By descent in the family, until 1994

Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, New York, 1994

Clarke Galleries, Stowe, Vermont, 1995

Mark LaSalle Fine Art, Albany, New York

Private collection, New England

Sale, Christie’s, New York, New York, September 12, 2007, lot 42

Private collection, New Jersey

Private collection, New York, New York

Related Work

Luxembourg Gardens, 1901, oil on canvas, 26 x 32 inches, signed and dated lower right; McGlothlin collection, Virginia

Note: This painting is included in the draft catalogue raisonné of the artist’s work by Nicholas Kilmer, grandson of the artist, with the support of the Hollis Taggart Galleries.

After 1897, Frederick Carl Frieseke spent most of his life in France where he painted many outdoor scenes filled with leisurely figures and dappled light. In Luxembourg Gardens – Study, Frieseke pushes the colorfully dressed figures to the middleground, emphasizing the spots of light in the open foreground.

Artist Biography

Leading American impressionist painter most well known for his impressionist depictions of outdoor figure subjects

By Tiffany Win

Spending most of his life in France, Frieseke came to be one of the most influential members of the Giverny art colony, as well as one of the leading American impressionists. He is most recognized for his depictions of female subjects, both indoors and outdoors, and his oeuvre is lauded for studying the various effects of dappled sunlight.

I. Biography
II. Chronology
III. Collections

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