Important American and European Paintings — June 12, 2012 Auction Results

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Lot 37

37: Frederick Childe Hassam (American, 1859-1935)
37: Frederick Childe Hassam (American, 1859-1935)
37: Frederick Childe Hassam (American, 1859-1935)
37: Frederick Childe Hassam (American, 1859-1935)
37: Frederick Childe Hassam (American, 1859-1935)
37: Frederick Childe Hassam (American, 1859-1935)

Frederick Childe Hassam (American, 1859-1935)

Frederick Childe Hassam (American, 1859-1935)

Wintertime In New York
1893
Signed and dated lower left “Childe Hassam, New York 1893”
Watercolor and gouache with pen and ink on paper

Retains original gilt frame
2 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches

Provenance: Descended in a prominent New York family, to the present owner, a New Jersey gentleman

Literature: This painting will be included in Stuart P. Feld’s and Kathleen M. Burnside’s forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist’s works.

Other Notes: Frederick Childe Hassam was born in 1859, in Dorchester, Massachusetts. He married in 1884 and moved to Paris two years later. Hassam moved to New York in 1889 where he lived until his death on 1935.

Hassam, noted for his urban scenes, chronicled the constant flux of Boston, Paris and New York. While he was known to paint in a variety of art colonies outside of the cities, his best works are that of the streets and the many types of people that inhabit them. City life was an endless inspiration for him, from the fluttering of leaves as a carriage passes to the swoosh of skirts of the ladies as they cross the streets; he captures the bustle of the city. This work is particularly successful, even in its small scale, as it bursts with energy.”

Estimate: $30,000-60,000

Property of a New Jersey Gentleman

Price Realized: $37,200