Anonymous Lotz House Foundation member donates original artwork
FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The Lotz House unveiled its newest Matilda Lotz painting on Sunday, Dec. 17 that was donated by an anonymous foundation member. The painting depicts a dog through the use of oil and canvas.
Lotz created the painting of a dog while she was studying in Paris at the age of 21. This piece is the 8th original Matilda Lotz painting on display at the Lotz House.
“Adding another Matilda Lotz painting is extraordinary,” said J.T. Thompson, executive director of the Lotz House. “It’s amazing to see the generosity that supporters continue to bestow on the Lotz House as we work to preserve the legacy of the family and tell the important stories of what took place on these historic grounds.”
The Lotz House Foundation member purchased the damaged Matilda Lotz painting 18 months ago. After several donations from Lotz House supporters across the world, the painting was repaired and unveiled during the annual Christmas open house event.
The painting will be on display in the entry way of the Lotz House and can be seen on tours of the home. For more information, call 615-790-7190 or visit www.lotzhouse.com.
About the Lotz House
The Lotz House, which has been on the National Historic Register since 1976, is located in the heart of downtown historic Franklin, Tennessee at the “epicenter” of the Battle of Franklin, which was a pivotal battle in the Civil War on November 30, 1864. The house is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Admission charged. The Lotz House is located at 1111 Columbia Ave. For more information, call 615-790-7190 or visit www.lotzhouse.com.
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