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

The Blue Sea and the Bather

Childe Hassam (1859-1935)
The Blue Sea and the Bather
signed and dated 'Childe Hassam 1906' with crescent device (lower left)
oil on canvas
19½ x 21¼ in. (49.5 x 54 in.)
Alexander Morten, New York.
Estate of the above.
American Art Association, New York, 91 Paintings from the Collections of the late Alexander Morten, Frank R. Lawrence, and James S. Inglis, 29 January 1919, lot 55.
Frank K.M. Rehn Galleries, New York, acquired from the above.
Stephen C. Clark, New York.
M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York, 1930.
M.L. Seidman, New York, acquired from the above, 1936.
By descent to the present owner.
"$8,800 Paid for a Degas Pastel," The New York Times, January 30, 1919, p. 11.
American Art Annual, vol. 16, 1919, p. 255.
"Paintings loaned to beef up Dixon," Commercial Appeal, June 3, 1988.
The Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Newsletter, vol. XI, no. 3, June/July/August 1988, p. 4, illustrated.
H.B. Weinberg, Childe Hassam: American Impressionist, New York, 2004, p. 386.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carnegie Institute, 14th Annual Exhibition, May 2-June 30, 1910, no. 149.
San Diego, California, Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, 1977, on loan.
Memphis, Tennessee, The Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 1988-1997, on loan.

Lot Essay

We would like to thank the Hassam catalogue raisonné committee for their assistance with cataloguing this work.

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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