1859 - 1935
TOP OF FORT GEORGE
signed Childe Hassam and dated April 28th 1920 (lower left); also initialed CH and dated 1920 (on a piece of the original backing board affixed to the reverse)
oil on panel
10 ¾ by 15 inches
(27.3 by 38.1 cm)
This work will be included in Stuart P. Feld's and Kathleen M. Burnside's forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist's work.
The panel is affixed to a secondary support and there are wood spacers affixed to the edges. There are some horizontal surface cracks that are consistent with the grain of the panel and the work appears to be slightly dirty. Under UV: there are a few thin lines of inpainting to address cracking at lower left. Some other pigments fluoresce but appear to be the artist's original work.
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Estate of the above
American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, 1935 (bequest from the above)
Milch Galleries, New York, 1944
Harry Spiro, New York, by 1971
Kennedy Galleries, New York, 1973
Private collection, 1979 (acquired from the above)
Godel & Co., Inc., New York and Questroyal Fine Art, New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 2000