Adelia Armstrong Lutz (American/Tennessee, 1859-1931) oil on board still life painting depicting a group of red, pink, and yellow roses on a tabletop against a beige background. Dated and initialed "-February 19-'93_/-AAL-" lower left. Envelope with artist's name, en verso. Housed in a wooden frame with gilt rabbet edge. Sight – 13 7/8" H x 21 3/4" W. Framed – 21 5/8" H x 29 5/8" W. Late 19th/early 20th century. Biography: Adelia Armstrong Lutz 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: The Living Estate of Elizabeth Johnston Davidson Frierson, Knoxville, TN. CONDITION: Overall good condition. 9" x 1/8" area of damage/separation between lower right of board and frame. Not examined outside of frame.
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