Adelia Armstrong Lutz (American/Tennessee, 1859-1931) large oil on canvas winter landscape, depicting two hounds standing in an open field, with a luminescent sky in the background, one hound seemingly hiding behind the other, after the original by Otto Ritter von Thoren (France/Austria, 1828-1889). Signed lower left "After O. Von Thoren by A. A. Lutz" and stamped en verso "Copied from the original at the Corcoran Gallery". Housed in a contemporary carved wood frame. Sight – 37 1/2" H x 30 1/2" W. Framed – 46" H x 38 1/2" W. Biography: Adelia Armstrong Lutz (1859-1931) was known for painting portraits, landscapes, and still lifes. She was born in Jefferson County, Tennessee. She studied art at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and abroad. Upon her return to Knoxville in 1887, she was a director of the Knoxville Art Club and co-organized the Nicholson Art League. She married John Edwin Lutz in 1885 and they built their home, "Westwood", on Knoxville's Kingston Pike in approximately 1890. Provenance: Property of a direct descendant of Adelia Armstrong Lutz. CONDITION: Good condition with heavy craquelure across mid section and 4 minor losses right side. Wax relining.
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