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 artist’s drying tack holes at the top and bottom sheet edges, in excellent condition. Printed by the artistA 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.