Sotheby’s 3 December 2009
Sotheby’s May 21, 2009
Childe Hassam’s Newport (est. $500/700,000) is one of only seven paintings he did of this affluent New England town, most of which are in public collections. Each spring, Hassam made plans to leave his New York studio and spend the summer months visiting resorts along the New England coast. Despite his regular travels, Hassam had only one extended stay in Newport, Rhode Island, in September and October 1901. Newport was, at the time, at the height of its Golden Age, with wealthy American families flocking there in the summer. Like many of Hassam’s New England works, the church steeple is featured on the horizon, echoed by the tall masts of the boats in the foreground.
Sotheby’s NOVEMBER 30, 2005
Childe Hassam, Paris at Twilight (est. $600/800,000).
Hassam’s Paris scenes are among the earliest Impressionist images of urban life painted by an American, and the present work, painted in 1887 during the artist’s three-year sojourn abroad, exemplifies Hassam’s ongoing interest in urban subject matter and his growing preoccupation with the atmospheric effects of light ont he changing moods of the city.
Bonhams November 19, 2014
A spectacular work by renowned American Impressionist, Childe Hassam, called Lady in a Garden is estimated at $800,000 – $1,200,000. The oil on canvas was painted circa 1890 and represents one of the many gardens that Hassam visited on Appledore Island, the largest of the Isles of Shoals, just nine miles off the coast of Maine and New Hampshire. Hassam's quick, light brushstrokes create a fantastically playful lighting effect. In the center of his composition, is a silhouette of a female figure, likely Mrs. Childe Hassam who has stopped to admire the blooming foliage.
Bonhams December 4, 2013
Splendid compositions from Childe Hassam lead a strong selection of American Impressionism on offer. In a private collection since 1964,
East Gloucester, End of the Trolley Line, 1895, exemplifies Hassam's mature style (est. $300,000-500,000). Effectively juxtaposing both the urban and rural aspects of Gloucester, Massachusetts, Hassam's practice of quick brush strokes to create a light, impressionistic touch is complemented in this work with his use of a palette knife.
Also on the block, the artist's 1900 composition Land's End, Coast of Maine characterizes his exceptional talent in rendering the fleeting effects of light and shadow through his looseness of brushstroke (est. $200,000-300,000).
Bonhams May 31, 2014
Christie's May 22, 2014
Childe Hassam's stunning Impressionist work, Evening in the Rain, ( estimate: $1,000,000-1,500,000) captures a picturesque moment on a rain drenched sidewalk of lower Fifth Avenue. Hassam's passion for capturing the cityscapes that surrounded him immediately found direct expression in the works he produced, and critics quickly came to associate him with New York. In order to capture the ever-changing scenes around him, Hassam often executed quick sketches while seated in a cab or standing on the street. From the vantage point of the viewer, it seems entirely likely that Hassam sketched the composition for Evening in the Rain while out on one of his many jaunts around the city. The work includes all of the hallmarks of Hassam's celebrated works from the 1890s. Reflecting his fascination with his urban surroundings and the people that he encountered, Hassam pays homage to the city and captures the spirit of the end of the century in New York.
CHRISTIE’S 23 MAY 2013
The sale will also offer a fantastic array of Impressionist works, including Childe Hassam’s In a French Garden (estimate: $800,000-1,200,000), which demonstrates the artist’s abilities at the height of his career. The work features a favorite theme of the artist, women and flowers, as he depicts a model, likely Mrs. Hassam, reading a newspaper in a lush garden. Hassam painted In a French Garden, at the summer residence of his friend Ernest Blumenthal in the Parisian suburb of Villiers-le-bel. The artist found the grounds to be wonderfully inspiring, completing several other museum-quality works there, including
Gathering Flowers in a French Garden
The vibrant palette and varied brushwork of In a French Garden demonstrate Hassam’s developing Impressionist technique and contribute to the brilliant vision of a peaceful domestic moment.
Christie’s May 18, 2011
Celia Thaxter’s Garden
Oil on canvas Painted circa 1890