Current Inventory by Childe Hassam

Midsummer

Artist: Childe Hassam

  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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House on the Main Street, Easthampton

Artist: Childe Hassam

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

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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