Bailey's Beach, Newport, R.I.

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1901

Artist:

Childe Hassam
American, 1859–1935

About this artwork

Childe Hassam, like other American Impressionists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, recorded scenes of leisure and recreation, especially country vacation retreats. This painting portrays fashionable Bailey’s Beach in Newport, Rhode Island, an exclusive seaside town known at the time for its wealth and luxury. Hassam depicted sand dunes rising from behind the beach with the promenade and its costumed bathers at a distance, reinforcing the fact that he, and the viewer, are excluded from this privileged setting. The artist’s Impressionist strategies—including the use of scintillating colors, energetic brushwork, and a light palette—capture the vibrant atmosphere of this sunny resort.

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American Art

Artist

Childe Hassam

Title

Bailey's Beach, Newport, R.I.

Origin

United States

Date

1901

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed lower left: Childe Hassam 1901 On back: c.1901

Dimensions

61 × 66 cm (24 × 26 in.)

Credit Line

Walter H. Schulze Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1936.243

Extended information about this artwork

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