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Creator Name: Hassam, Childe
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1859 - 1935
Creator Name-CRT: Childe Hassam
Title: Fifth Avenue Nocturne
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1890
Creation End Date: 1900
Creation Date: c. 1895
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 61.2cm x 51cm
Inscriptions: signed lower right: Childe Hassam
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1952.538
Credit Line: Anonymous gift
Context: Boston native Childe Hassam began painting in an Impressionist style during a three-year stay in Paris, from 1886 to 1889. On settling in New York City in 1889, he became one of America's leading Impressionists. Among his favorite subjects were scenes observed around his studio on Fifth Avenue. The subdued monotones of this view of Fifth Avenue on a rainy night suggest the influence of American painter James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903). Whistler also painted "nocturnes" (a word alluding to a typeof musical composition) in which forms are poetically suggested rather than clearly defined.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1952.538
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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