Weir's Garden

Childe Hassam, American, 1859 - 1935

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1903

Transparent and opaque watercolor and pen and brown ink over charcoal on wove paper

Sheet: 14 9/16 × 21 1/2 in. (37 × 54.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Phyllis and Bertram Geller 1937 Memorial Fund

W.962.90

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Watercolor

Classification

Watercolor

Not on view

Inscription

Signed and dated, in ink, lower left: Childe Hassam 1903

Course History

ARTH 17, The Power of Place: Urban and Rural Images in American Art, 1900-1945, Sarah Powers, Winter 2014

Exhibition History

The Third International Water Color Exhibition, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, no. 126, 1923.

The Garden, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, New Hampshire, September 1-October 31, 1991.

The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 12-May 24, 2015.

Summer in New England: Impressionist Watercolors by Childe Hassam and Frank W. Benson, Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 4-February 2012. [curated by Frances B. Middleton, Class of 2012, the Homma Family Intern.

Paintings, Watercolors, Pastels and Etchings by Childe Hassam, City Art Museum of Saint Louis, Saint Louis, Missouri, no. 40, 1917.

Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 29-May 29, 2005; Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 24-September 11, 2005; National Academy Museum, New York City, New York, October 20-December 31, 2005.

J. Alden Weir: An American Painter at His Home, Weir Farm Trust, Wilton, Connecticut, April 15-September 17, 2000.

Important Exhibition of Early and Recent Works, Milch Galleries, New York, no. 8 (watercolor section), 1928.

Honoring Reunion Classes, Beaumont-May Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 3-19, 1977.

Gifts of the Class of 1937, Beaumont-May Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 10-November 11, 1973.

Exhibition of Pictures by Childe Hassam, Montross Gallery, New York, no. 65, 1915.

Exhibition of Paintings, Water Colors, Pastels and Etchings by Childe Hassam, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, no. 37, 1917.

An Exhibition of Paintings, Pastels and Etchings by Childe Hassam, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York, no. 35, 1916.

American Paintings, Barrows Print Room, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 7-February 1, 1974.

Publication History

National Park Service, Weir's Farm National Historic Site, http://www.nps.gov/wefa/photosmultiledia/historic-artwork.htm, 2013, Weir's Garden is included in a listing of artworks Childe Hassam produced from Julian Alden Weir's summer home.

Child Associates, Inc. and Cynthia Zaitzevsky Associates, Cultural Landscape Report for Weir Farm National Historic Site, Boston, Massachusetts: National Park Service, 1995

Barbara J. MacAdam, Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Manchester, Vermont: Hudson Hills Press, 2005, pp. 126, 260, ill. p. 127.

Anna O. Marley, The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, Phliadelphia, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014, 249 pp., ill. p. 216.

Provenance

Consigned to Milch Galleries, New York, 1928; Babcock Galleries, New York; given to the American Federation of Arts; Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, "Modern Paintings, Drawings, Sculptures Belonging to the American Federation of Arts," April 11, 1962, lot 69 (illus.); sold to M.R. Schweitzer (dealer), New York, 1962; sold to present collection, 1962.

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

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