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Childe Hassam
1859 - 1935
IN THE PARK
signed Childe Hassam (lower left)
oil on panel
9 1/4 by 13 inches
(23.5 by 33 cm)
Painted circa 1889-90. 
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This work 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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Private collection, Bonn, Germany

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The success of Childe Hassam’s metropolitan views from the late nineteenth century stems from his observation of the vitality of city life and his Impressionist manner of composition, color, light and atmosphere. His park scenes in particular were depictions of pastoral retreats from the harsh realities of urban life, whether in New York, Boston or Paris. Urban parks were created as a much-needed escape for a population that was suffering under the burden of rapid industrialization. Hassam’s In the Park illustrates his commitment to Impressionism and extols the beauty and sanctuary of a constructed oasis amidst the chaos of a changing world.

Painted circa 1889-90, In the Park belongs to one of the most formative periods of Hassam’s career, following his three-year stay in Paris. At this time, the artist’s interest remained primarily rooted in scenes in everyday urban living. His catalogue of subjects represented a cross-section of city life, ranging from shopkeepers and street vendors to members of the upper class. In the present work, Hassam utilizes varied brushwork and a palette of jewel tones to convey the leisurely activities of the well-dressed upper class, and ultimately captures an idyllic and quiet moment within a frantic urban environment.

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