The Old Dominy House (East Hampton)


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 artistís 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; Paula Eliasoph noted that Hassam “deserves to be honored as Easthampton’s greatest poet, whose poems were sung on copper plate – with the rare command of colorful lines of light and shade for his words.”

Collections: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Amica Library, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Cornell University Library, Yale University Art Gallery, Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum.