Frederick Carl Frieseke
Lady With the Sunshade
by Frederick Carl Frieseke
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Lady with the Sunshade was presented to the City of Owosso (Michigan) by the artist. The formal presentation was made at the Owosso Public Library on February 9, 1926 with the mayor accepting the gift.
The idea of presenting a painting to his hometown was made to Frieseke by Mrs. Fred Woodard while visiting his home in France the previous summer. The painting was donated in memory of his grandmother, Mrs. Valetta Gould Graham, and as is typical of Frieseke's work depicts a woman seated in a garden.
A limited number of prints of this painting are available from the Friends of the Owosso Public Library for $65.00.