Childe Hassam (1859-1935)
Childe Hassam (1859-1935)
Childe Hassam (1859-1935)
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CHILDE HASSAM (1859-1935)

Le Crépuscule

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CHILDE HASSAM (1859-1935)
Le Crépuscule
signed 'Childe Hassam.' and with the artist's crescent device (lower left); signed again, titled and inscribed ' Le Crépuscule Childe Hassam 35 Boul'd de Rochechouart Paris' and with the artist's crescent device (on a label affixed to the stretcher)
oil on canvas
49 ½ x 76 in. (125.7 x 193 cm.)
Painted circa 1888-1893
Provenance
The artist; (probably) sale, American Art Galleries, New York, 7 February 1896, lot 204.
Catholina Lambert, Paterson, New Jersey; sale, American Art Association, New York, 22 February 1916, lot 184.
Schultheis Gallery, New York (acquired at the above sale).
John F. and Edith Braun, Merion, Pennsylvania (by 1930).
Milch Gallery, New York (1951).
Maxwell Galleries, San Francisco (1965).
Campanile Galleries, Chicago.
Hammer Galleries, New York (acquired from the above, 1970).
Acquired from the above by the late owner, 1977.
Literature
G.W. Sheldon, Recent Ideals of American Art, New York, 1888, pp. 139 and 146-147 (illustrated; titled Twilight in Paris).
"Monthly Record of American Art" in The Magazine of Art, July 1893, vol. 16, no. 8, p. xxvi (titled The Last Light on the City).
"Art Notes—Catholina Lambert Collection on View" in The New York Times, 12 February 1916, p. 11 (titled A Roof Garden).
H.G. Marceau, "American Painting in the Braun Collection" in Bulletin of the Pennsylvania Museum, May 1930, vol. 25, no. 135, p. 23.
E.A. Jewell, "Braun Collection Put on Exhibition" in The New York Times, 18 December 1940, p. 22.
"Masters in the Art News" in Art News, January 1969, vol. 67, no. 9, p. 13 (illustrated; titled Twilight in Paris).
J.S. Czestochowski, "Childe Hassam: Paintings from 1880 to 1900" in American Art Review, January 1978, pp. 43 and 47 (illustrated).
U.R. Hiesinger, Childe Hassam, exh. cat., Jordan-Volpe Gallery, New York, 1994, pp. 38-39 (illustrated, fig. 31; titled Twilight (Le Crépuscule)).
H.B. Weinberg, Childe Hassam: American Impressionist, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2004, pp. 308 and 345 (illustrated, p. 308, fig. 313; titled Twilight (Le Crépuscule)); p. 84, note 51 and p. 85, note 71.
H. Clayson, Illuminated Paris: Essays on Art and Lighting in the Belle Époque, Chicago, 2019, pp. 146-147 (illustrated, fig. 5.8) and p. 214, note 59.
Exhibited
Munich, Internationale Kunstausstellung, 1888, p. 51, no. 1162 (titled Dämmerung).
Paris, Palais du Champ de Mars, Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Paris Exposition Universelle, May-November 1889, p. 81, no. 149.
New York, Society of American Artists, 15th Annual Exhibition, April-May 1893, no. 141 (titled The Last Light on the City).
New York, American Art Galleries, February 1916.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, American Paintings from the Collection of John F. Braun, May-September 1930.
New York, Douthitt Galleries, The Braun Collection, December 1940-February 1941.
San Francisco, Maxwell Galleries Ltd., American Art Since 1850, August 1968, pp. 8-9, no. 128 (illustrated; titled Mrs. Hassam and her Sister, Mrs. Rook, on the roof terrace, Montmartre, Paris).
New York, Hammer Galleries, Childe Hassam, February 1969, p. 11, no. 24 (illustrated; titled Roof Tops, Paris).
New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., 19th and 20th Century American Paintings from the Gallery Collection, February-March 1972, no. 7 (titled Rooftop, Paris).
Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art; New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; Cincinnati Art Museum and Raleigh, North Carolina Museum of Art, American Impressionist Painting, July 1973-April 1974, p. 91, no. 31 (illustrated).
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Post Lot Text
This painting will be included in Stuart P. Feld’s and Kathleen M. Burnside’s forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist’s work.

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