Current Inventory by Childe Hassam

Dance in the Garden

Artist: Childe Hassam
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    Childe Hassam (1859-1935), Dance in the Garden (Two Figures), 1916, etching, signed with the cypher and inscribed “imp”, also titled by the artist in pencil lower right margin [also initialed and dated August 23, 1916 and inscribed Portsmouth, NH in the plate, lower left]. Reference: Cortissoz and Clayton 103, only state. In very good condition, with the artist’s tack holes for drying in the margins (small loss lower left corner associated with a tack hole; rubbing on verso). 5 1/2 x 4 1/2, the sheet 7 1/16 x 5 inches. Provenance: Unknown collector: letters gk in pencil verso […]

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The Lion Gardiner House, East Hampton

Artist: Childe Hassam
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Childe Hassam (1859-1935), The Lion Gardiner House, East Hampton, etching, 1920, signed with the cypher in pencil lower right and inscribed “imp.” [also signed Oct. 8, C.H. 1920 in the plate, lower right corner] Reference: Cortissoz/Clayton 159. Printed by Hassam, with the drying holes at edges characteristic of his proofs. In excellent condition, with wide margins. 9 3/4 x 14, the sheet 12 1/4 x 17 1/2 inches. A fine impression of this iconic image, printed in black on a cream wove paper, with plate tone, and carefully articulated wiping to accentuate the play of shadows. Carey and Griffiths suggest that “this […]

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Midsummer

Artist: Childe Hassam
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  Childe Hassam (1859-1935), Midsummer, etching, 1919, signed lower right and inscribed “imp” [also signed and dated in the plate]. Reference: Clayton/Cortissoz 150. In very good condition, with the usual drying holes and associated nicks at edges, printed on a cream wove paper with margins, 9 x 7, the sheet 9 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches. A fine fresh and vivid impression of this great rarity. Midsummer is printed on a sheet with a cancelled impression of The Greek Dance (C/C 91) verso; this was made a few years earlier (1916). Hassam is known to have saved preferred papers, and he […]

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The Old Mulford Farm (East Hampton)

Artist: Childe Hassam
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Childe Hassam (1859-1935) The Old Mulford Farm (East Hampton)– 1929, Etching. Cortissoz 319. Edition not stated. Signed with the artist’s monogram in pencil. Signed, dated, and annotated Easthampton in the plate, lower right. Image size 8 15/16 x 12 inches (227 x 305 mm); sheet size 12 x 15 inches (305 x 381 mm). A fine, crisp impression, on cream wove paper, with full margins (1 1/2 inches all around), the artist’s drying tack holes at the sheet edges all around, in excellent condition. Printed by the artist (the imp stands for impressit, indicating that Hassam printed this personally). A scarce East Hampton image.  Hassam’s plates of Easthampton […]

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The Old Dominy House (East Hampton)

Artist: Childe Hassam
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Childe Hassam (1859-1935), The Old Dominy House (East Hampton)– 1928, Etching. Cortissoz 303, only state. Edition not stated. Signed with the artist’s monogram in pencil. Signed, dated, and annotated Easthampton in the plate, lower right. Image size 9 x 12 inches (229 x 305 mm); sheet size 12 x 15 inches (305 x 381 mm). A fine, clean impression, on cream wove paper, with full margins (1 1/2 inches all around), the artist’s drying tack holes at the top and bottom sheet edges, in excellent condition. Printed by the artist. A scarce East Hampton image. Hassam’s plates of Easthampton constitute a high point of American Impressionist printmaking; […]

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The Avenue of the Allies

Artist: Childe Hassam
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Childe Hassam (1859-1935), The Avenue of the Allies, drypoint, 1918, signed with the initials cipher in pencil lower right and inscribed “imp” [also signed CH 1918 lower left corner in the plate]. Reference: Clayton/Cortissoz 147, only state.  Printed on a sheet of old laid paper the artist tore from a book; with rough margins and losses from tearing of the sheet from the book, some repaired tears, 14 3/4 c 9 5/8, the sheet approx. 17 x 11 inches. A fine impression of this very rare large drypoint, with substantial drypoint burr especially on the women lower right, also on […]

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The Billboards, New York

Artist: Childe Hassam
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Childe Hassam (1859-1935), The Billboards, New York, etching and drypoint, 1916, signed with the cipher in pencil lower right and annotated “imp” [also signed, dated and titled New York in the plate]. Reference: Cortissoz 87. In good condition, slight light toning, barely perceptible printer’s crease center, with full/wide margins ( the usual pin holes for drying all around), 4 5/8 x 6 1/8, the sheet 9 3/8 x 12 inches. A fine delicately printed and atmospheric impression, printed on a wove paper with very carefully placed plate tone. The clouds at the top in particular have been left with a layer […]

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House on the Main Street, Easthampton

Artist: Childe Hassam
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Childe Hassam (1859-1935), House on the Main Street, Easthampton, 1922, etching, signed in pencil with the cipher lower right and annotated “imp” [also signed Easthampton, April 22, C.H. 1922 in the plate lower left corner]. Reference: Cortissoz/Clayton 213. In very good condition, with full margins (with the characteristic drying holes all around). Printed by the artist in black ink on cream/ivory wove paper, with deckle edges; 6 x 12 1/8, the sheet 8 x 14 1/8 inches. A fine impression, printed with a light layer of plate tone. Hassam’s plates of Easthampton constitute a high point of American Impressionist printmaking, […]

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French Cruiser

Artist: Childe Hassam
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Childe Hassam (1859-1935), French Cruiser, lithotint, 1918, signed in pencil with the cipher lower right. Reference: Griffith 8. In very good condition, printed in black ink on cream wove paper with a flower watermark, the full sheet with deckle edges, 6 x 11, the sheet 11 1/8 x 18 inches. A fine impression of this rare print. Hassam was of the course the pre-eminent American Impressionist, and French Cruiser is a superb example of his use of impressionism in printmaking.  In his lithotints he applied ink with the same fluidity as with his watercolors. The detailed line-work of the etchings […]

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A New England Barroom

Artist: Childe Hassam
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  Childe Hassam (1859-1935), A New England Barroom, etching, 1917, signed with the artist’s cypher lower right, and also inscribed “imp”. [also signed and dated in the plate lower right] Reference: Cortissoz/Clayton 124, only state. In good condition (platemark reinforced verso, the usual drying tack holes near the edges of the margins), with margins, 5 x 5 1/8, the sheet 6 3/4 x 8 3/8 inches. A fine impression of this rare print. Hassam printed this personally (the inscription “imp” is short for the Latin “impressit”.  After printing he dryed the print by tacking it to a board, hence the […]

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