Childe Hassam / New England Headlands / 1899Childe Hassam
New England Headlands

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Creator Name: Hassam, Childe
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: American; 1859-1935 North and Central America,North America,United Sta
Creator Active Place: North and Central America,North America,United Sta
Creator Name-CRT: Childe Hassam
Title: New England Headlands
Title Type: preferred
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1899
Creation End Date: 1899
Creation Date: 1899
Creation Place: North and Central America,North America,United States,Massachusetts,Gloucester
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: unframed: 68.9 x 68.9 cm (27 1/8 x 27 1/8 in.)framed: 96.2 x 96.2 cm (37 7/8 x 37 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions: Signed, lower left: "Childe Hassam 1899"
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1930.349
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Walter H. Schulze Memorial Collection
Context: New England Headlands is a panoramic landscape depicting Gloucester, Massachusetts, one of Childe Hassam's favored summer haunts in his travels along the New England coast. Gloucester was home to many artists during the summer months, who, like Hassam, chose to emphasize its picturesque aspects (quaint architecture and sailing vessels) rather than the fish-drying and -packing plants that were prominent features of the landscape in this bustling fishing town. The work exhibits Hassam's development of broken, hypen-like brushwork and his use of bare canvas as a compositional device. Bright, saturated blues and crisp whites augment the maritime nature of the work, while the square canvas emphasizes its architectonic quality and harmoniously organized space.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1930.349
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1998

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