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Childe Hassam (1859-1935)
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Childe Hassam (1859-1935)

The Smelt Fishers, Cos Cob, Connecticut

Details
Childe Hassam (1859-1935)
The Smelt Fishers, Cos Cob, Connecticut
signed and dated 'Childe Hassam. 1896' (lower left)--signed with initials and dated again (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
22 x 18 in. (55.9 x 45.7 cm.)
Provenance
The artist.
American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, bequest from the above, 1935.
[With]Milch Galleries, New York, by 1947.
C.C. Gibson, Piedmont, California, acquired from the above, 1948.
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Kelham, San Francisco, California, circa 1957.
Private collection, Yountville, California, by descent.
Gift to the present owner from the above, 1989.
Literature
Montross Gallery, Exhibition of Paintings by Childe Hassam, exhibition checklist, New York, 1905, n.p., no. 8 (as Smelt Fishing, Cos Cob).
Cincinnati Art Museum, Twelfth Annual Exhibition of American Art, exhibition catalogue, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1905, n.p., no. 7 (as Smelt Fishing, Cos Cob).
The Art Institute of Chicago, Catalogue of the Eighteenth Annual Exhibition of Oil Paintings and Sculpture by American Artists, exhibition catalogue, Chicago, Illinois, n.p., no. 164 (as Smelt Fishing, Cos Cob).
The Brooklyn Museum, Leaders of American Impressionism: J.H. Twachtman, J. Alden Weir, Mary Cassatt, Childe Hassam, exhibition catalogue, Brooklyn, New York, 1937, p. 30, no. 41, illustrated (as The Smelt Fisheries).
A. Adams, Childe Hassam, New York, 1938, p. 85 (as Smelt Fishers).
Milch Galleries, Childe Hassam Paintings, exhibition checklist, 1947, n.p., no. 14.
S.G. Larkin, "The Cos Cob Clapboard School," Connecticut and American Impressionism, exhibition catalogue, Storrs, Connecticut, 1980, pp. 92-93, 99.
S.G. Larkin, "'Moss Grown and Worm Eaten': Images of Cos Cob's Architecture," Greenwich History: The Journal of the Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich, vol. 2, Fall 1997, pp. 42-43, fig. 21, illustrated.
D.E. Solon, Colonies of American Impressionism: Cos Cob, Old Lyme, Shinnecock and Laguna Beach, exhibition catalogue, Laguna Beach, California, 1999, p. 58, no. 18, illustrated.
S.G. Larkin, The Cos Cob Art Colony: Impressionists on the Connecticut Shore, exhibition catalogue, New York, 2001, pp. 127, 129, 131, fig. 78, illustrated.
Exhibited
New York, Montross Gallery, Exhibition of Paintings by Childe Hassam, January 12-28, 1905, no. 8 (as Smelt Fishing, Cos Cob).
Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Art Museum, Twelfth Annual Exhibition of American Art, May 20-July 10, 1905, no. 7 (as Smelt Fishing, Cos Cob).
Chicago, Illinois, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Eighteenth Annual Exhibition of Oil Paintings and Sculpture by American Artists, October 19-November 26, 1905, no. 164 (as Smelt Fishing, Cos Cob).
Brooklyn, New York, The Brooklyn Museum, Leaders of American Impressionism: J.H. Twachtman, J. Alden Weir, Mary Cassatt, Childe Hassam, October 1937, no. 41 (as The Smelt Fisheries).
New York, Milch Galleries, Childe Hassam Paintings, February 24-March 15, 1947, no. 14.
Laguna Beach, California, Laguna Art Museum, Colonies of American Impressionism: Cos Cob, Old Lyme, Shinnecock, and Laguna Beach, January 9-April 11, 1999, no. 18.

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This painting will be included in Stuart P. Feld and Kathleen M. Burnside's forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist's work.

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