Artist Frederick Carl Frieseke, American, 1874-1939
  • The Blue Gown
Date 1917
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 39 × 60 inches (99.1 × 152.4 cm)
Framed: 45 × 66 1/8 × 2 3/4 inches (114.3 × 168 × 7 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Special Membership and Donations Fund with contributions from Philip, David and Paul R. Gray, and their sister Mrs. William R. Kales
Accession Number 19.34
Department American Art before 1950
Not On View
Signed Signed and dated, lower right: F. C. Frieseke 1917
Frederick Carl Frieseke;
1919-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Burroughs, Clyde H. "Painting by F. C. Frieseke Acquired." Bulletin of the DMA 13, 1 (October 1918-May 1919): pp. 59-61 (ill.).

Exh. cat., Boston Art Club. Boston, 1919, no. 11. [Exhibited in January or February; see letter to R. W. MacBeth dated February 22, 1919]

Impressionism in America. Exh. cat., University of New Mexico Art Gallery. Albuquerque, February 8-May 15, 1965, no. 13 (ill.).

Gibson, Arthur Hopkin, ed. Artists of Early Michigan Detroit, 1975, p. 106 (ill.).

American Paintings from the Manoogian Collection. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 1989, pp. 166-169.

Kilmer, Nicholas and Linda McWorter. Frederick Karl Frieseke: The Evolution of an American Impressionist. Exh. cat., The Telfair Museum of Art. Savannah, GA, 2001, pp. 71-97.