Current Inventory by Childe Hassam

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 artistís 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 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; […]

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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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