Frederick Warren Freer (1849-1908) [NM] : Sunday morning, 1881.


SAL record control number: 99436 ;

Record level: Item ;

Record type: Movable work ;


Work title: Sunday morning  [from collection database] ;

Alternate work titles:
2021 : Sunday morning  [from collection database] ;

Work date: 1881  Tuesday 9th of August 2022 ;

Work creator: Frederick Warren Freer (1849-1908) [NM] ;

Work medium: Lithograph ; ink on paper ;
Work dimensions: 14-1/2 x 17-1/2 inches [framed]

Inscribed / signed front:
Location: At lower middle of illustration.
Dated: No.
Text: ‘Freer’.


Marking type: Pencil handwriting.
Location: At lower-middle bottom right on verso foam backing board.
Text: ‘Frederick Warren Freer’.

Marking type: Pencil handwriting accession number.
Location: At bottom lower right on verso foam backing board.
Text: ‘18.04’.

Marking type: Conservation stamp.
Location: At upper right on verso foam backing.

Marking type: Paper label with writing.
Location: Hung with string on wire d-rings.
Text: ‘18.04 / Litho? / Freer / Sunday / morning’.

SAL category: Works on paper ;
SAL sub-category: Genre ;

Archives of American Art subjects:
Art―Private collections―New York (State)
Art―Private collections―New York (State)―Salmagundi
Figure female

Description of work:

Chicago-born Frederick Warren Freer’s father was a doctor and expected his son to follow in his footsteps. But at age fourteen, the teen lost his hearing due to an illness which left him partially deaf. From this time on, Freer’s parents encouraged him to study art and drawing.

In 1867, at age eighteen, he traveled to Munich to study at the Royal Academy. He remained their for five years before traveling home due to finances. In 1877 after his father’s death, he traveled back to Munich were he would hang out with fellow artist Frank Duveneck. Freer painted along side Duveneck and his followers referred to as ‘The Duveneck Boys.’

This work, created by Freer and shown at the 1881 Salmagundi Black and White Exhibition is a simple character study of a female, which is what the artist is most known for.


2018 SCNY, gift of Alexander W. Katlan [EM RA 1982], accession #2018.04 ;
1881 Frederick Warren Freer (1849-1908) [NM], the artist .

Exhibition history:
2021 SCNY 1880-something : Victorian art at its height August 1 – September 30.
1881 SCNY black and white exhibit [as illustration] [this print was shown not this specific work].

References / citations:
2021 Collection database, accession #2018.04.



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